Mark Halperin: Kathleen Sebelius Is a 'Very Able Person and a Great Public Servant'

'If the law ends up being successfully implemented over the years, Kathleen Sebeluis is going to go down in the history books in a very positive way'

"My understanding is she was not pushed out. Politically this is probably the best time for her to go. They're replacing her with someone, if she's confirmed, who is a very able manager and who will not bring to the congressional hearings and oversight as well as the politics of the midterms the same level of baggage as Kathleen Sebelius. If the law ends up being successfully implemented over the years Kathleen Sebelius is going to go down in the history books in a very positive way. That's left to be written. She's an able person and a great public servant. She did not execute on this and I think she'll be part of the history books for that reason. But the politics of this are as good as the administration can hope for because they're nominating a younger woman who has a great record who has a lot of Republican support in the senate and as Mika just said was easily confirmed. So I think they handled the politics of this just about as well as they could have."

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