I just read in the news that Obama is picking Kathleen Sebelius as Sec. of HHS to replace Tom Daschle (his pick who withdrew over tax issues).
Can I just say... HOORAY!
She was my second pick for VP (after Wesley Clark). I think she rocks.
Plus, how GREAT will it be to have a woman heading health care reform? Fan-freaking-tastic, I say. Sure, sure, men can promise to look out for women's issues when it comes to health, but a WOMAN (a progressive woman, that is), actually will. Yay!
I like what the Kansas City Star has to say about her here (go read the whole thing, it's short!):
Other principles Sebelius is likely to adhere to as President Barack Obama's secretary of Health and Human Services: She favors hiking cigarette taxes to pay for access to health care; she likes smoking bans in public places; she's a big proponent of early screenings for diseases and health problems; she'll look for efficiencies like computerized medical records.