No one else seems to be saying it, so leave it to Cheap Seats. To wit: Heckuva job, Seebs.
Remember the glee when President George W. Bush commented to his Federal Emergency Management Agency chief (and current talk radio host) Michael Brown “Heckuva job, Brownie,” when seeing the destruction of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Brown, after all, had hours and hours to prepare for landfall when a real-live and unprecedented superstorm, Katrina, whipped into shape on Aug. 23, 2005.
Seebs, better known as Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, aka Kathleen the not-so Great, has had since March 23, 2010 to get ready for the first day of the individual mandate on every American to buy health insurance.
Four days after Katrina took shape, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco signed a letter asking Bush to declare Louisiana a federal disaster area. Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast and it was downgraded to a tropical depression a week after it formed, on Aug. 31.
Bush and Brown had a week to prepare for an unforeseen circumstance.
Sebelius and her boss, President (when it suits him) Barack Obama have had about 1,200 days to get ready for Obama’s pet legislation, the laughably monickered “Affordable Care Act.”
Yet after 1,200 days of uh, preparation, yeah, that’s it, preparation, the bill has yet to be affordable. It also has yet to provide any care, much less act.
So far, Sebelius’ handling of the individual mandate can only make the handling of Katrina look like a model of effectiveness.
So Cheap Seats has to call it as it is:
“Heckuva job, Seebs, heckuva job.”