Friday, September 28, 2012

Rules Are For The Other Side...

Nice. This just in from the BLNN:

Sebelius hitting Obama campaign trail again after violation
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apparently isn't taking a campaign trail time-out despite being cited for violating federal law with her politicking earlier this year. The secretary is set to speak at Obama campaign events this weekend in New Hampshire.

But the campaign is trying to avoid the legal pitfalls that snagged Sebelius the last time around when she was accused of making political statements in her official capacity. An Obama campaign spokesman told FoxNews.com that in New Hampshire, "she is attending in her personal capacity."
Right. Now, I'm sure that the Obama campaign will pay for the trip and all associated costs (well, except security). It's just interesting that - on the heels of Sebelius getting spanked for (ab)using her position to shill for Obama - they're still doing it. I don't get it - what, exactly, is the appeal of using the HHS head for campaign appearances? Sebelius is the former governor of Kansas, so it would make sense if she were appearing at a midwest campaign event.

Or, it could just be that they don't care about how bad it might look, given that only Fox News will be reporting it...

That is all.

3 comments:

Glenn B said...

It does not matter if she campaigns for Obama in her personal or official capacity, it is against the law for her to do so period while employed under his administration. They drilled that into my head for my 32 years plus of government service.

Old NFO said...

Last sentence says it all...

Joe Texan said...

If she showed up in the midwest, she'd be pelted with something nasty.

--resident of KC, MO; employed in Overland Park, KS.