Tennessee Senator gave Kathleen Sebelius ‘Web Sites for Dummies’

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The Memphis Daily News tweeted a photo of Kathleen Sebelius holding a copy of the book, “Web Sites for Dummies.”
Credit: Memphis Daily News / Andrew J. Breig.

Tennessee State Senator Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, gave U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius an early Christmas gift on Friday: a copy of “Web Sites for Dummies.”

Sebelius made an appearance at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library in Memphis, and Kelsey decided to meet her there and show his displeasure for Obamacare and Medicaid expansion. Most of all, he showed his disdain for the problematic Healthcare.gov website.

“I only had two seconds to convey that message to her, so I thought the book would be a creative way to ensure she remembered the message,” Kelsey told the Memphis Daily News.

Kelsey added that Sebelius did not respond when he gave her the book, passing it off to an aide. Kelsey said he didn’t want Sebelius “designing an expansion program for us.”

Sebelius has been under fire for the website’s failure. She testified last week during a congressional hearing that she hopes to regain the trust of disappointed Americans.

She took full responsibility for the website’s failures, saying, “Hold me accountable for the debacle. I’m responsible.”

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