October 18, 2013

JAMES TARANTO: In Defense of Kathleen Sebelius: The ObamaCare disaster isn’t just a management failure.

There are people who deserve to lose their jobs for ObamaCare, and some of them have. In 2010 three senators and numerous representatives were ousted by voters after having voted in favor of the legislation. The following year Rep. Nancy Pelosi lost her job as House speaker. Over at the Internal Revenue Service, Lois Lerner recently “retired” after her role in the agency’s politicization came to light.

Unfortunately, thanks in part to her, the man who most deserved to be fired over ObamaCare, Obama himself, instead had his tenure extended by four years. Had the president been ousted, Sebelius would have been as well. But because we are stuck with Obama, we are stuck with ObamaCare. As for who is secretary of HHS, what difference, at this point, does it make?