The outbreak of swine flu has apparently shaken loose the stalled nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, which is expected today. Rethugs had been delaying Sebelius' confirmation allegedly because of her pro-choice views. As we noted yesterday, they were also in the forefront of cutting funds for swine flu vaccinations and other Center for Disease Control programs.
So it takes a potential epidemic to get the Party of No to temporarily stop their obstruction. The American people are watching.