Thursday, September 13, 2012


"The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has concluded that Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius violated the Hatch Act by engaging in political activity during an official appearance at the Human Rights Campaign’s gala in the battleground state of North Carolina this past February."

"The matter now has been referred to President Obama, who has the statutory responsibility to take “appropriate action” in light of the OSC’s finding that Secretary Sebelius violated the Hatch Act. The presumptive penalty for a Hatch Act violation is termination from government employment, which, if challenged, can be reduced to a suspension of no less than 30 days without pay. Notably, a former U.S. attorney was suspended last year for 100 days for a violation that was considerably more nuanced than the violation by Secretary Sebelius."

I wouldn't hold your breath expecting any accountability here, which is a good thing for this blog, that would be a lot of canned jokes that would need replaced if she was fired.
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