It is to laugh. Sarah Palin’s posse is apoplectic that Kathleen Sebelius, nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary, is a supporter of women’s right to an abortion. It’s understandable that to Palin Republicans, the idea of cabinet officials supporting legal activities would be unacceptable.
Kathleen Sebelius seems a much more attractive candidate for Vice President than Hillary Clinton. She isn’t divisive. She’s strong, yet dignified. She shares Obama’s Kansas roots, and would bring Electoral College victory by adding midwestern states to the classic blue Democratic territory.
Archbishop Naumann’s own statement makes his agenda clear: He wants to use his religious power to pressure public government officials into making the Roman Catholic Church’s religious teachings mandatory, not “optional”, for all residents of the state of Kansas.