February 28th, 2009
05:59 PM ET
5 years ago

Officials: Sebelius to be Obama's pick for HHS

President Obama will announce Kanasas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as his pick for HHS, sources say.
President Obama will announce Kanasas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as his pick for HHS, sources say.

WASHINGTON (CNN) –President Barack Obama on Saturday asked Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to be his nominee for Health and Human Services secretary, according to two White House officials.

The officials told CNN that Obama is expected to make the announcement Monday afternoon. The officials asked not to be named because the announcement has not yet been made.


Filed under: Kathleen Sebelius • President Obama
soundoff (101 Responses)
  1. Ted

    NOW I'm annoyed. She could have run for KS senate!

    February 28, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  2. Matthew, Detroit

    Daschle would have been better. Too bad he didnt pay his taxes. This lady is a night mare.

    February 28, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  3. Susan

    HURRAY! Great choice, President Obama!

    February 28, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  4. S. Boatman Warrensburg, Mo.

    i think this woman is very intellegent and she is a good choice for the job. i hope she accepts it.

    February 28, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  5. Stephen, Missouri

    Another superb pick. Now President Obama's cabinet needs to get down to some serious business of running this country. For those who support the President, we need to be more vocal in our support and not let Rush Limbaugh and his crowd drown our voices. Let's us all support our President.

    February 28, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  6. matt

    lame. she was another dem pickup in the senate in '10. howard dean would have been a good choice.

    February 28, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  7. Rob

    Good pick ! Bankrupted Kansas, now its time to move on !

    February 28, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  8. Isidoro from Germany

    I´ll appreciate that move!

    February 28, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  9. The Bu

    Good choice! I really like Gov. Sebelius.

    February 28, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  10. congratulation

    congratulation Gov. Kathleen Sebelius well come aboard.

    February 28, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  11. Ula Nejad Sacramento, Ca

    Obama's choice of women to serve in his cabinet is worse then domestic violence. While I agree with affordable health care or universal healthcare, I don't see any new idea or plans to make this feasible and sustainable at least in the past or Obama's high tech plan.

    February 28, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  12. Mya

    YAY, i love gov. Sebelius! I'm excited about this one.....

    February 28, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  13. jumbo

    light wait

    February 28, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  14. vic nashville,Tn

    Bad choise

    February 28, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  15. ranjit

    Thanks Obama. Finally, we(conservatives) can get back the governorship in Kansas. Meanwhile, Sebelius can reveal the secrets in her closet and I trust in Obama to make it another show.

    February 28, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  16. ja3p0

    about time we have a real nominee. isn't this supposed to take place sooner?

    February 28, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  17. HC4BO

    Howard Dean must either have ROYALLY pissed someone off in the Obama Administration or he must be TOO PERFECT with his Tax Payments ...

    In any case I am wishing Governor Sebelius ALL THE BEST at HHS and hopefully they can get some effective reform enacted to the American Health System ...

    February 28, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  18. Cindy Stafford

    I live in Kansas and am a state employee. She is the greatest Governor I could ask for and will miss her. She will do a wonderful job for us in Washington as HHS Secretary.

    February 28, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  19. Weepy

    Thank Goodness. She is a DEMOCRAT. Doesn't belong in Kansas politics!

    February 28, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  20. Obama 2.0

    Great Choice!

    February 28, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  21. mw

    This is a great choice

    February 28, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  22. james johnson

    I like what the man has done. and is doing to get it right for us. and one of the things we need to learn is it's not about wht as went on before becouse look what its gotten us. this i swere we need to go so don't hate parttiapate

    February 28, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  23. Lori

    Good job, Mr. President. It is so refreshing to go back to how we are going to make America better especially after watching all the hate at CPAC on CNN for 2 whole hours... yawn!

    Keep up the good work, President!

    February 28, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  24. Louisiana Man

    Obama finally found a job for this woman?

    February 28, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    The conservative meeting this weekend was nothing more than a show made for people that are so far removed from the reality of the US that it can be called the meeting of crazzy lunatics.

    February 28, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
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