Obamacare: Republicans, Tina Brown fight over Kathleen Sebelius at HHS.

Sebelius! Give Us Sebelius!

Sebelius! Give Us Sebelius!

Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Oct. 22 2013 9:46 AM

Sebelius! Give Us Sebelius!

Silvery enough for ya?

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My latest story looks at the sudden but slow-building conservative campaign against Kathleen Sebelius, the HHS secretary whose media profile has always fit awkwardly with the power she holds. In a confusing (maybe just confused) column about the new healthcare.gov agita, Tina Brown was dismayed that the "silvery" HHS Secretary had to suffer for such a petty scandal.

Hey, the conservatives have a point. The RNC is FOIAing for enrollment numbers from healthcare.gov; the House Energy and Commerce Committee is claiming that the administration soft-sold the problems that it knew might happen, and bringing Sebelius in for testimony next week.

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.