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Sebelius out, Twitter delights in resignation

Tucker Carlson: Sebelius "certainly a casualty" of Obamacare


After a rocky ObamaCare rollout, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns, leaving a wake of "don’t-let-the-door-hit-you" tweets.

Around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, as breaking news banners flew through the net, it seemed everyone had a spin on Sebelius’ resignation including pro-life activist Steven Ertelt. 

Seconds after the announcement, many conservatives - a la Senator Cruz’ press secretary Amanda Carpenter – make it known it’s not enough for her to go.

A tweeter’s prowess stems from the ability to be funny or ironic on deadline when your day job doesn't include being a comedian. Drumroll, please. The nominees for "best breaking news tongue-in-cheek tweets during a resignation" go to:

The comedians, riffing on Stephen Colbert’s announcement he’s going to CBS to fill David Letterman’s slot, did just as well.

And the winner is... 

Obamaites, who earlier in the day touted the website’s new 7.5 million enrollee number, made sure to send off the secretary with a gracious goodbye.

And vice versa:


The Koch brothers may want to lay low this week.  From the looks of his Instagram account, Harry Reid’s out for blood.

Looks like just another day in Washington to me.

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