Looks like Kathleen Sebelius, the new HHS secretary celebrated from one end of the Washington beltway to the other as “a popular Democratic governor of a nominally Republican state” (that would be Kansas, where the governor is usually a Democrat), got out of town just in time.
A new SurveyUSA poll shows, for the first time, more disenchantment than enchantment among Kansans for the new princess of human services. Last time I checked, her favorables were close to 60 percent. Who knows why Kansans are starting to turn, but it could be that all the unpleasant abortion-related publicity surrounding her relationship with George Tiller finally penetrated a few of those stylish seed caps.
The poll trend makes the likelihood of Sebelius using a stint in D.C. to put some polish on a senatorial run a little less likely.