It has been forever in Obama days (he is moving so fast) since Tom Daschle withdrew from consideration as Chief of Health and Human Services. There were rumors about Howard Dean, who is a physician, stepping in. There were also rumors about Governor Kathleen Sebelius.
More from WaPo:
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius accepted President Obama’s nomination to become Health and Human Services Secretary this afternoon, according to administration officials. Sebelius will replace former senator Thomas A. Daschle, who withdrew from consideration last month.
“This evening, the President asked Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to serve as his Secretary of Health and Human Services, and she accepted,” one administration official said. “The President will formally announce the nomination on Monday afternoon at the White House.”