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Friday, November 15, 2013

Sources: Obama rejected 'perfect' replacement for Kathleen Sebelius -- By Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner

Photo - Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen and President Obama. AP PhotosThe White House, under fire for botching the launch of Obamacare and jeopardizing upcoming Democratic elections, rejected a “perfect” replacement for embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, according to sources.

Obama’s team was urged to consider former two-term Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a former health insurance executive who completely fixed the state’s beleaguered health care system set up during the Clinton years.

“They are making a serious mistake saying no to him,” said a knowledgeable source. “He completely turned around Tennessee’s system and he’s the perfect choice to fix Obamacare,” added the source of the former Democratic governor and Nashville mayor.

Bredesen was a finalist for the HHS job after Obama was elected, but the president went with Sebelius, the former Kansas governor.

It is not clear how high up in the White House Bredesen's allies pushed his name, though it didn't matter since Obama has shown no inclination to dump Sebelius.

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