One final glitch: Sebelius’s farewell speech derails because … it’s missing a page

posted at 12:01 pm on April 11, 2014 by Allahpundit

A fitting send-off for the Shemp of the Obama administration. The mic didn’t short out and no one knocked over the podium, so let’s consider it a moral victory.

The crowd in the Rose Garden gave her a standing ovation, not so much for a job well done but for a job done just well enough that the law’s no longer in danger in the near term. That’s how far the goalposts have moved on O-Care since 2010: Mere survival is now resounding success. If premiums shoot up next year and Obama’s forced to veto a repeal bill passed by a now entirely Republican-controlled Congress, that’ll be “success” too.

Actually, maybe there’s a better analogy here than the Stooges. Exit quotation:


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Somebody was sending her a message….

d1carter on April 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Sounds about like the Obamacare rollout.

Logus on April 11, 2014 at 12:06 PM

And scene.

Good Lt on April 11, 2014 at 12:06 PM

This was her first official visit to the White House….

d1carter on April 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM

OMG! “a page is missing” and the crowd laughs with her and not at her. We are doomed.

VegasRick on April 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Any shoes thrown..?

d1carter on April 11, 2014 at 12:08 PM

If competence were a casket, she couldn’t find the lid if she were inside the frikkin’ thing.

thejackal on April 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Looks like Kansas will be back to a full set of witches.

trigon on April 11, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Guess it was written by the same people who did the website…

parts missing at launch

txdoc on April 11, 2014 at 12:10 PM

She needed to keep it short anyway.

Great Success

forest on April 11, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Just goes to show ya, luv conquers all.

vnvet on April 11, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Off to chase the dalmatians!!!

elowe on April 11, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Take a page from the 170,000 pages of Obamacare, any page will do.

fourdeucer on April 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Kind of hate to see her go. She was nicely tenderized.

butch on April 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

What a perfect, beautiful ending to her involvement in this disaster.

RedNewEnglander on April 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Apropos!
Schadenfreude!
And lots of other words that mean serves you right!

Doc Holliday on April 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Fredo, I know it was you. RT @TheDCVince: The Kiss Of Death Panels

I would recommend that you don’t go fishing, Kathleen.

Bitter Clinger on April 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Error 404…

Electrongod on April 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Now that’s the attention to detail we’ve come to expect.

aquaviva on April 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Did the teleprompter say “Error404″?

dentarthurdent on April 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Mooch couldn’t have been happy, she doesn’t like him to be getting close to the white women.

Bishop on April 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Error 404…

Electrongod on April 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Hey, I see what you did there…

climbnjump on April 11, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Sounds about right.

Galtian on April 11, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Sebelius goes down in History as another metaphor for gidrool.

As in little Barry is such a Sebelius.

there it is on April 11, 2014 at 12:21 PM

What a fitting finale.

VegasRick on April 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

“A page is missing……..DENIED”.

Soon to be heard by those deciding your fate on the Health Death Panels.

portlandon on April 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM

The crowd gave her a standing ovation….hah…there were no dissenters in that group…staffers and loyalists to the one.

crosshugger on April 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Par for the course.

TerryW on April 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

That’s how far the goalposts have moved on O-Care since 2010: Mere survival is now resounding success.

That should read: “mere survival based on faked enrolment data.”

slickwillie2001 on April 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM

There is a GOD

djl130 on April 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Sebelius 2016!

I mean if we’re going by the logic of Hillary’s “success” as DOS being a major selling point, then Cruella’s triumph has that beat by a mile.

dreadnought62 on April 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Ah the irony…If I only had a dime for every time “Page Not Found” appeared on computer screens when trying to access “healthcare.gov”…

bimmcorp on April 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Bwahahahahaha! The jokes on you! Obama gave her an Obamacare Exemption!

Roy Rogers on April 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

That should read: “mere survival based on faked enrolment data.”

slickwillie2001 on April 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Fake enrollment data that they WILL claim was a software glitch.

oscarwilde on April 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM

I’ve heard she will bequeath her favorite red and black marching uniform to her successor.

slickwillie2001 on April 11, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Kinda sums up progressive governance.

It’s all a show for the slobbering welfare masses.

Sebelius is just being a good progressive foot solider.

She has done her part in the sabotage of America, she will be rewarded by the evil empire.

redguy on April 11, 2014 at 12:29 PM

I tried to watch that dog and pony show with Barky bragging about his ‘signature achievement’. I just didn’t have the stomach for it…the mere sound of the rat eared dog eater’s voice makes me want to hurl, and it’s lunch time here in Texas…

bimmcorp on April 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM

The crowd gave her a standing ovation….hah…there were no dissenters in that group…staffers and loyalists to the one.

crosshugger on April 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

They had a 100% ID check at the gate…

dentarthurdent on April 11, 2014 at 12:31 PM

They had a 100% ID check at the gate…

dentarthurdent on April 11, 2014 at 12:31 PM

That’s racist……….

bimmcorp on April 11, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Take a page from the 170,000 pages of Obamacare, any page will do.

fourdeucer on April 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

She’ll take the 5th.

Ronnie on April 11, 2014 at 12:32 PM

She didn’t know how to end her own speech?
Who wrote it for her?

Somebody at the White House gave her a farewell speech and said, ‘here read this’.

Joseph OHenry on April 11, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Delicious. Positively delicious…

JohnGalt23 on April 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM

She’ll take the 5th.

Ronnie on April 11, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Good one, really good one.

fourdeucer on April 11, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Given that Sebelius has been working for We-Be-Thugs, Inc., she’s lucky she wasn’t taken for a ride to “sleep with the fishes”.

SpiderMike on April 11, 2014 at 12:40 PM

That page was redacted. I saw a copy before the speech and it was where she thanked the 528 people who actually paid their premium for their Obamacare policy.

tej on April 11, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Given that Sebelius has been working for We-Be-Thugs, Inc., she’s lucky she wasn’t taken for a ride to “sleep with the fishes”.

SpiderMike on April 11, 2014 at 12:40 PM

There is still time for that.

oscarwilde on April 11, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Glad to see the last of this tiresome old woman. And it will be the last–her time in public service is up.

And the final humiliation of her farewell is schadenfreudig on top of the humiliation of being fired.

Bye, biotch

MisterElephant on April 11, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Clearly the laser printer was sexist. Or maybe racist. Wait, both.

SoRight on April 11, 2014 at 12:43 PM

“Losing the page” is pure Valerie Jarrett modus operandi. What better way to “get in their face”?

Roy Rogers on April 11, 2014 at 12:44 PM

What moron gives a speech with pages missing?

faraway on April 11, 2014 at 12:46 PM

She pulled a ‘Sebelius’…
… much like Herrelson when he pulled a ‘Munson’

RedManBlueState on April 11, 2014 at 12:47 PM

She didn’t know how to end her own speech?
Who wrote it for her?

Somebody at the White House gave her a farewell speech and said, ‘here read this’.

Joseph OHenry on April 11, 2014 at 12:33 PM

The reason she couldn’t go on was because it listed each paying Obamacare policy holder individually and she didn’t have time to memorize all of them.

tej on April 11, 2014 at 12:49 PM

I cannot believe the people of Kansas re-elected this brain-dead bimbo as governor. Ohioans were smart enough to dump her equally incompetent, brain-dead dad after a single term as governor.

bw222 on April 11, 2014 at 12:51 PM

At least she didn’t extend the deadline for finishing her speech…and leave everyone hanging while she went off to “fix” the problem.

JetBoy on April 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Karma can be a real bitch.

ConstantineXI on April 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM

The page was there….it simply said,
“This Page Intentionally Blank”

ToddPA on April 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Heck of job, there Kathy!

Now click your heels three times and go back to Kansas.

(Not that I hate Kansans that much, but they did vote for this witch enough to put on the national radar).

ZeusGoose on April 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM

We are ruled by incompetent fools. King Barky the Incompetent and his merrry band of idiots strikes again.

jukin3 on April 11, 2014 at 1:14 PM

For years: Competent public servant.

Today: Falling on sword.

BuckeyeSam on April 11, 2014 at 1:16 PM

What moron gives a speech with pages missing?

faraway on April 11, 2014 at 12:46 PM

They’re used to scrolling it on the teleprompter for Obama.

Paper is so 1990s.

Did anyone attend?

BuckeyeSam on April 11, 2014 at 1:19 PM

I would recommend that you don’t go fishing, Kathleen.

Bitter Clinger on April 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Too late. I heard she got a call from Rahm Emmanuel for a day on Lake Michigan followed by a night game at either Wrigley Field or Cominskey (sic) Park. She ain’t the ballgame.

BuckeyeSam on April 11, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Better yet, please let it do so.

xNavigator on April 11, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Teleprompter -

We’re sorry, your speech session got expired.

ghostwalker1 on April 11, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Given that Sebelius has been working for We-Be-Thugs, Inc., she’s lucky she wasn’t taken for a ride to “sleep with the fishes”.

SpiderMike on April 11, 2014 at 12:40 PM

OTOH – I suspect she likes things that taste “fishy”…..

dentarthurdent on April 11, 2014 at 1:30 PM

A true professional who is qualified for her position would have been able to recover from the gaffe without missing a beat. A solid executive would have been able to ad lib the missing page. What else do you say? Talk about the challenge, the experience, the interactions, whatever… the show must go on. This one told the world that someone wrote her speech for her and that she was just spewing words like Dear Leader always does.

freedomfirst on April 11, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Given that Sebelius has been working for We-Be-Thugs, Inc., she’s lucky she wasn’t taken for a ride to “sleep with the fishes”.

SpiderMike on April 11, 2014 at 12:40 PM

OTOH – I suspect she likes things that taste “fishy”…..

dentarthurdent on April 11, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
In fact, I’m a big fan of sushi as well…..

dentarthurdent on April 11, 2014 at 1:55 PM

What moron gives a speech with pages missing?

faraway on April 11, 2014 at 12:46 PM

The same people who will be making decision on your health with pages missing from your file.

portlandon on April 11, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Sleazy Eric Holder had the IRS steal it.

The good thing is her farewell speech was 7 million 100 thousand pages long.

viking01 on April 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

One final glitch: Sebelius’s farewell speech derails because … it’s missing a page

Emblematic of the entire fiasco that is her time at HHS.

And BTW, a professional would have not missed a beat in speaking and certainly wouldn’t admit that she was so goddamned stupid that she didn’t check she had her full speech before walking out to the Rose Garden.

Happy Nomad on April 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Sebelius a TOTAL FUCK-UP to the very end.
Yep, she’s a d-cRAT !

TeaPartyNation on April 11, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Are you talkin’ about fish fish? Somebody at HHS has a sense of humor. Oh, you mean that other fish. Gotcha.

Kissmygrits on April 11, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Sebelius a TOTAL FUK-UP to the very end.
Yep, she’s a d-cRAT !

TeaPartyNation on April 11, 2014 at 2:07 PM

This one told the world that someone wrote her speech for her and that she was just spewing words like Dear Leader always does.

freedomfirst on April 11, 2014 at 1:33 PM

My guess is that some speechwriter had to do this one very quickly. The resignation/firing has been in the works for days if not weeks (the rapid nominiation of the new ugly chick wasn’t decided just yesterday). Nevertheless, you don’t show your hand by having your speechwriting critters start in on the remarks before it is official.

Somewhere, on a printer in HHS is the last page of that speech, spit out just after the speechwriting critter dashed off with the speech. Somewhere in HHS, there is a speechwriting critter filling an empty copy paper box (ironically) with their personal stuff as security walks them out of the building.

Happy Nomad on April 11, 2014 at 2:09 PM

At this point she might as well use her maiden name … Kathleen (Sebelius) Gilligan…. as the perfect First Mate Gilligan, the bumbling, accident-prone crewman of the HHS Barry.

Innercat on April 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

as the perfect First Mate Gilligan, the bumbling, accident-prone crewman of the HHS Barry.

Innercat on April 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Dear Leader to Sebelius (while whacking her with his skipper’s cap): “You’ve done it again, Little Buddy!”

freedomfirst on April 11, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Error 404…

Electrongod on April 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Classic!

Ah the irony…If I only had a dime for every time “Page Not Found” appeared on computer screens when trying to access “healthcare.gov”…

bimmcorp on April 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

For any readers who don’t already know, an HTTP 404 error is “Page Not Found”.

I’m inclined to think that someone in the Obama administration thought it would be appropriate to remove a page of her prepared remarks and have her encounter a “page not found” error in real-time during her farewell speech. I’m more inclined to believe it was done to her intentionally, rather than accidentally.

ITguy on April 11, 2014 at 2:31 PM

So how many versions of “We Found The Missing Page Of Sebelius’ Speech” tweets are we going to see in the next few days? I’m looking forward to see what all those creative people out there are going to come up with…

ajb3 on April 11, 2014 at 2:33 PM

So basically, Sebelius’s speech is just like the Obamacare website – the back is missing.

BKennedy on April 11, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Maybe they purposely wanted her to look bad. Huh. What do they do these days to keep people from talking? They can’t actually dispose of somebody with that high a profile.

crankyoldlady on April 11, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Mooch couldn’t have been happy, she doesn’t like him to be getting close to the white women.

Bishop on April 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Sebelius is a woman?

bw222 on April 11, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Allah — Do you really think Sebelius was as effective as Shemp?

I’d put her far more at the Joe Besser level of success.

jon1979 on April 11, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Maybe they purposely wanted her to look bad. Huh. What do they do these days to keep people from talking? They can’t actually dispose of somebody with that high a profile.

crankyoldlady on April 11, 2014 at 2:48 PM

You never know. Ron Brown started to give Slick and Killary trouble and next thing his cargo plane flies into a mountain with him possibly sporting a gunshot.

viking01 on April 11, 2014 at 2:57 PM

as the perfect First Mate Gilligan, the bumbling, accident-prone crewman of the HHS Barry.

Innercat on April 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Gilligan was basically a good person who meant well. Sebelius, on the other hand ….

bw222 on April 11, 2014 at 2:58 PM

trigon on April 11, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Sorry, Kansas! Better you than me.

Sherman1864 on April 11, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Perfect ending to a perfect rollout.

Oh wait…

Oxymoron on April 11, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Mooch couldn’t have been happy, she doesn’t like him to be getting close to the white women.
Bishop on April 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Sebelius is a woman?
bw222 on April 11, 2014 at 2:56 PM

I thought she was the inspiration for the one in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Anyway, she is definitely silver.

Sherman1864 on April 11, 2014 at 3:26 PM

The bitch cant even quit correctly.

TX-96 on April 11, 2014 at 3:32 PM

In other words…

404 – PAGE NOT FOUND.

I swear, you cannot make this stuff up.

JohnD13 on April 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Icing on the cake proving her incompetence.

earlgrey on April 11, 2014 at 4:17 PM

In other words…

404 – PAGE NOT FOUND.

I swear, you cannot make this stuff up.

JohnD13 on April 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM

oh, combien symbolique

DublOh7 on April 11, 2014 at 5:17 PM

She waited till she read it before she found out what was in it.

clement on April 11, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Which tells us, that she couldn’t even be bothered to write her own resignation speech, otherwise, she would have been able to ‘ad-lib’ at least the GIST of what she wanted to say.

This woman, and her ‘resignation’ are the blockade Dems are looking for in November. Push her under the bus, step back, and dust off their hands, like it wasn’t their fault. It’s as cheap and see-through as notebook paper soaked in fried chicken grease.

This entire administration is cardboard cut-out, and anyone that backs them should feel the kind of shame that makes one consider seppuku.

This country is going to be DECADES shaking off this filth.

…And on a side note, I wish the folks at the Bundy Ranch the very, very best of luck, strength, and God’s protection. (and that they don’t do anything foolish)

..They’re gonna need it.

a5minmajor on April 11, 2014 at 7:08 PM

I got a question. Just how many people do you have to sleep with to get elected governor of Kansas?

BigAlSouth on April 11, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Which tells us, that she couldn’t even be bothered to write her own resignation speech, otherwise, she would have been able to ‘ad-lib’ at least the GIST of what she wanted to say.

This woman, and her ‘resignation’ are the blockade Dems are looking for in November. Push her under the bus, step back, and dust off their hands, like it wasn’t their fault. It’s as cheap and see-through as notebook paper soaked in fried chicken grease.

This entire administration is cardboard cut-out, and anyone that backs them should feel the kind of shame that makes one consider seppuku.

This country is going to be DECADES shaking off this filth.

…And on a side note, I wish the folks at the Bundy Ranch the very, very best of luck, strength, and God’s protection. (and that they don’t do anything foolish)

..They’re gonna need it.

a5minmajor on April 11, 2014 at 7:08 PM

I suspect that there were some lines in the speech that ValJar didn’t like so she snatched that page out.

slickwillie2001 on April 11, 2014 at 8:42 PM

So if the GOP has the guts to attack her, the democrats will say “WAR ON WOMEN!”

SouthernGent on April 11, 2014 at 9:58 PM

The clusterfark she hugged on the way out is the one who should have vacated the premises.

Conservchik on April 11, 2014 at 10:46 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZkYGcz1DgI&feature=share&list=RDUZkYGcz1DgI

Buh bye, clusterfark minion.

Conservchik on April 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

She obviously didn’t bother to read this bullshyt either!

WryTrvllr on April 11, 2014 at 11:51 PM

She waited till she read it before she found out what was in it.

clement on April 11, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Or what wasn’t, as the case may be.

If you like your speech, you can keep your speech.

AesopFan on April 12, 2014 at 12:11 AM

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