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Former Kan. Gov. Finalist for Time Person of Year

Associated Press - December 10, 2013 10:30 am

A spokeswoman says departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate.

A spokeswoman says departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate.

Feelings are mixed in Kansas over the inclusion of former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as one of 10 finalists for Time magazine’s Person of the Year award.

Democratic Kansas House member Jim Ward told the Wichita Eagle it’s an honor for everyone whenever someone from the state is recognized for influencing major world events.

But Republican Rep. Brenda Landwehr called the selection ridiculous and said she couldn’t think of anyone less deserving for the award.

Sebelius serves as U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services. She has been in the spotlight since the Oct. 1 problems with the launch of the national health care website.

Other finalists include Pope Francis, Texas tea party Republican Ted Cruz, performer Miley Cyrus and whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Russ Harms

December 10, 2013 at 11:42 am

Having your lips firmly planted on you know who’s behind, and then taking all the blame for his biggest failure is worthy of this rags person of the year??? WOW!!!

Bob Bowser

December 10, 2013 at 9:25 pm

This “award” can be placed on the shelf next to the Nobel Peace Prize… “Piece of WHAT” I will not elaborate on.

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