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Obama, Sebelius never met

12/06/2013 8:19 AM

12/06/2013 8:19 AM

The head-scratching continues over the failure of the Obamacare rollout and how the president allowed this to happen.

Here’s a new theory:

Not enough meetings.

Politico points out on Friday morning that President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius simply never met in private meetings.

Get this:

Between July 12, 2010, to Nov. 30, 2013, the president’s public schedule indicates a total of zero one-on-one meetings between Obama and Sebelius.

Over the same period, Politico reported, the president's calendar lists 277 private meetings with his other Cabinet secretaries (excluding full Cabinet meetings).

Is it possible, then, that the president simply didn’t know what was going on?


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