As Kathleen Sebelius resigned, Obama introduced his nominee to take her place- Sylvia Matthews Burwell.
Who is Burwell?
Burwell is the Director of the White House Office of Budget and Management. It was she who sent out the order to shut down the National Parks, the memorials, even the National Zoo’s Panda cam. It was on her order that elderly veterans were shut out from their memorials and others actually thrown out of their homes or businesses that happened to operate in National Parks.
At the time, remember how Democrats tried to blame the shutdown on Republicans, attacking any effort trying to reign in spending. The shutdown was targeted to hit the most people and to be as public as it could possibly be to maximize effect.
But now that the shutdown is over, according to Obama, apparently it was a wonderful thing, which Burwell did, to help reduce the deficit:
Pres Obama says during Govt shutdown last year, Burwell "was a rock, a steady hand on the wheel." & she helped reduce deficit $400-billion.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 11, 2014
You can’t make these things up.
Burwell has proper “globalist” background, having run the Gates Foundation, being on the Council on Foreign Relations as well as the Trilateral Commission.
She was also President of Walmart, demonstrating once again the hypocrisy of the Left which attacks Republicans who corporate relationships, yet fails to note their own relationships. Those on the far left will have a small conniption at her over this little background tidbit, but like enough the rest of her resume will save her credibility.
But perhaps the creepiest thing in her resume is her connection to the Vince Foster case:
According to the Free Beacon:
In July 1995, Burwell (then Sylvia Mathews) was one of several key aides questioned by the Senate Whitewater Committee regarding the death of deputy White House counsel Vince Foster.
Foster’s death was officially ruled a suicide. The Clinton White House eventually admitted to misleading investigators about how senior officials had seized and disposed of files relating to the first couple’s controversial investments in the Whitewater Development Corporation, a failed real estate venture.
Clinton spokeswoman Dee Dee Myers admitted that then-White House counsel Bernard Nussbaum, who had recovered documents relating to the Whitewater controversy from Foster’s office after his death, did not turn over the documents to the Clinton family’s personal attorney, contrary to what White House officials had claimed. Nussbaum had actually given the documents to Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff, who placed them in a White House safe for five days before being turned over to the family attorney.
Under questioning, Sylvia Mathews and her colleagues denied impeding a police investigation into Foster’s death after his body was found in a northern Virginia park. According to the New York Times, Mathews testified “in laborious detail about what she had found in Mr. Foster’s garbage on the night he died.”
Having experience dealing with disaster and cover-ups from the Clinton administration should help prepare her for this present train wreck of a regime. Some like John McCain seemed fine with Burwell. Others, like Jeff Sessions, less so.
“I am concerned that director Burwell may have been chosen because the president believed her to be another political loyalist who would toe the party line,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) of Alabama, ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, in a statement.
“Ms. Burwell has a comparatively thin resume for the demands now placed on this position – she has never run anything on the scale of HHS – and, during her short stint as budget director, she did more to obscure the nation’s poor financial state than to illuminate it.”