Thirty-one 'Nay' votes in the Senate yesterday against HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the former two-term governor of Kansas. She is the daughter of former Ohio governor John J. Gilligan. Sebelius has a MA degree in, of all things, Public Administration. Prior to that she served 8 years in the Kansas legislature and prior to that, 8 years as state insurance commissioner.
One may recall that Obama's predecessor filled his cabinet mostly with political hacks such as Michael [heckova job] Brown. Yet GOP senators held up this last cabinet position until just yesterday on their fundamentalist principles. Abortion rights, you know.
Thirty-one U.S. Senators thought her pro-choice beliefs disqualified her for the HHS secretariat based on their fundamentalist religious beliefs. The Taliban in Afghanistan.
Read the list of the 31 American Taliban serving in the United States Senate: