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Peggy Noonan: 'it hardly matters if anyone is fired' over Obamacare tech failure

HHS Kathleen Sebelius. (AP Photo)

While Congressional Republicans are calling for the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of Health and Human Services for the technological problems plaguing the "Obamacare' website, conservative Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan writes:

It hardly matters if anyone is fired. That's the fifth paragraph in the Wikipedia history, or the 10th. Yes, a firing would be good democratic form, and it would acknowledge the idea of accountability—someone or some persons failed on a historic level and were removed. It would take some heat off the White House—"Look, we're doing something!"—so it's surprising they haven't done it and odd the Republicans are clamoring for it. But who would want to be the new HHS secretary? Who would take that job?

And Friday on Fox News, conservative talker Andrea Tantaros, formerly a press secretary for Republicans in the U.S. House, echoed Noonan. "I don't think she (Sebelius) should be fired," she said. "Why would we give her a vacation? I really think Republicans are missing the mark on this one. ... I think she should stay and she should fix this."


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