Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sebelius offers "dead parrot" defense of Obamacare website

How Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius still has her job is beyond me.

At today's Congressional hearing, Sebelius testified, "The website never crashed." Unfortunately for her, the website had actually crashed just a few minutes before the hearing began, and remained down for much of her testimony, and CNN's split screen display was just priceless:

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Well, that's awkward. As Emily Zanotti wrote at NakedDC, we're putting our healthcare in the hands of people who keep "demonstrat[ing] their inability to program a small kitchen appliance."

Sebelius attempted to make excuses for the website, not just denying that it was crashing, but claiming that it was "functional, but at a very slow speed and very low reliability."

Great. We're turning over one-sixth of our economy to people who can't offer us anything better than a Dead Parrot story:

"It's not dead, it's just resting."

"It's not crashing, it's just experiencing very low reliability."


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