Politico is touting this hire as the Obama White House turning to the private sector, hiring a Microsoft exec, to make Healthcare.gov something other than the most embarrassing website in Internet history. But the hire has politics built into it.

The administration is set to announce that Kurt DelBene, an executive at Microsoft, will succeed Jeff Zients in leading the oversight of the embattled HealthCare.gov, according to four sources with knowledge of the decision.

DelBene will be in that role for at least the first six months of 2014, Sebelius said.

He was most recently the president of the Microsoft Office Division and has been with the company since 1992. He is also the husband of freshman Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.).

Does this administration ever hire someone who doesn’t come off as a yes-man loyalist?

Exit question: Is the man who inflicted the world with Clippy really the best person to fix Obamacare?

Update: Not really Healthcare.gov tweets that Clippy has been on the job for a while now.

 

 

 

 

 

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