Sebelius Experiences One Last Glitch in ‘Bittersweet’ Resignation Speech

by Andrew Johnson

In what could be a fitting metaphor following the disastrous launch of and subsequent problems with HealthCare.gov, Kathleen Sebelius had to pause partway through her resignation speech when she realized a page was missing.

Sebelius was quick on her feet upon the discovery, thanking President Obama and others before wrapping up her remarks.

Earlier in the announcement, the president called Sebelius departure bittersweet and congratulated her for overseeing the first launch of the health-care exchanges, even if there were some bumps and bruises along the way. He also introduced his nomination to replace Sebelius: Office of Management and Budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell.