Kathleen Sebelius and the post-embarrassment society

Was there ever a day when failure in politics meant an apology and withdrawal from the public eye? If so, please refresh me because it appears those days are over. The utterly disgraced and incompetent Kathleen Sebelius, of Obamacare failure fame, is considering a run for the US Senate in Kansas. Report from the New York Times:

Ms. Sebelius is considering entreaties from Democrats who want her to run against that old friend, Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas.

Several Democrats said this week that Ms. Sebelius had been mentioned with growing frequency as someone who could wage a serious challenge to Mr. Roberts, 77, who is running for a fourth term and is considered vulnerable. One person who spoke directly to Ms. Sebelius said that she was thinking about it, but added that it was too soon to say how seriously she was taking the idea.

Democrats say that Ms. Sebelius would be their best hope at winning in a tough state, especially if Mr. Roberts loses his primary to Milton Wolf, a Tea Party-backed radiologist who has alarmed mainstream Republicans with some of his actions, such as when he posted gruesome pictures of gunshot victims on Facebook.

Wow, she is the best hope for winning the seat? I know she’s the former Governor of Kansas but, really? Kansas democrats don’t have anyone without abysmal failure on their resume? I guess I’m not shocked anymore when there is no shame in politics. Why should there be? If you fail in some capacity, you’ll wind up with a show on CNN so where is the downside?

I’m just amazed that in what could shape up to be a wave election year against ObamaCare, to which 2010 might pale in comparison, Kathleen Sebelius is the best hope Democrats have to win a US Senate seat in Kansas.