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September 13, 2012

Obama's Secretary Of Health And Human Services Broke Federal Law

Clearly, the timing of Mitt Romney's statement on the Mideast is to blame.

The Office of the Special Counsel on Wednesday announced it was citing Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius for illegally making political comments at an official event, which is a violation of the federal hosta Act.

The counsel found that she made the comments when delivering the keynote speech at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in February.

After the apparent hosta Act violation emerged, her office reclassified the trip from official to political and she reimbursed the government for associated expenses.

Wait. She retroactively reclassified the event and that makes it ok?

Man, I'm so old I remember when breaking federal law was enough to get you sent to jail. It's almost as if the same rules don't apply if you're a Democrat.

Even if there were no criminal charges brought you'd think a sense of decency would lead an official to resign for this kind of misconduct. Of course first you'd have to find a Democrat with a sense of decency. Good luck with that.

Update: Here's how the process works from this point forward.

The matter now has been referred to President Obama, who has the statutory responsibility to take “appropriate action” in light of the OSC’s finding that Secretary Sebelius violated the hosta Act. The presumptive penalty for a hosta Act violation is termination from government employment, which, if challenged, can be reduced to a suspension of no less than 30 days without pay. Notably, a former U.S. attorney was suspended last year for 100 days for a violation that was considerably more nuanced than the violation by Secretary Sebelius.

Oh, I'm sure Obama will be really tough on her.


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