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9 Things You Might Not Know About HHS Nominee Sylvia Burwell
ABC News ^ | April 11, 2014 | by Alina Kleineidam

Posted on 04/11/2014 4:35:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The president nominated Sylvia Burwell, the current director of the Office of Management and Budget, to succeed Sebelius. Burwell has long career in government, but she’s actually much more interesting than your typical bureaucrat.

Here’s nine things you might not know about the woman who is likely to be the next HHS Secretary:

She’s really smart.

Obama is not the first president she’s worked for.

She accidentally ran a half marathon.

She was forced to get involved in last year’s government shutdown.

She knows how to handle money — and crises.

Her fifth date was a bit unusual.

She engages in charity work.

Her neighbor inspires her.

Even Republicans have praised her.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; bias; deathpanels; gatesfoundation; journalism; kathleensebelius; media; mediabias; obamacare; sylviaburwell; zerocare

1 posted on 04/11/2014 4:35:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Puke


2 posted on 04/11/2014 4:37:07 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She’s been running the budget office for the Kenyan? That’s good? The people in the state controlled “media” and John McCain need to lay of the recreational drugs for a while.


3 posted on 04/11/2014 4:38:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"She's really smart. She accidentally ran half a marathon."
Those are two incongruous sentences.
4 posted on 04/11/2014 4:38:47 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ABC...hmmmm...Claire Shipman married to Jay Carney. Think they may be a little biased for Obama???


5 posted on 04/11/2014 4:40:16 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: BipolarBob

Good catch!


6 posted on 04/11/2014 4:41:35 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

thanks to Gay Georgie S. its All Barack Channel .


7 posted on 04/11/2014 4:42:25 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Attention suckers. She’s “really smart”, just like Hillary and Obama and the rest of our ruling elite are supposed to be. So shut up and eat your peas, all is well.


8 posted on 04/11/2014 4:45:29 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Wasn't she involved with shutting down public monuments during the 'shutdown'?

/johnny

9 posted on 04/11/2014 4:48:09 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I can’t bring myself to click through, but did she score 18 holes-in-one on her first golf game? Was she divinely born on a mountain? Just like Dear Reader?

/bile


10 posted on 04/11/2014 4:51:37 PM PDT by KitJ (Shall not be infringed)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
She went on a long bike ride once...and her neighbor inspires her because she learned how to use the internet.

This is national news?

11 posted on 04/11/2014 4:54:47 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Wasn't she involved with shutting down public monuments during the 'shutdown'?

Did they mention that she's really smart? Brilliant in fact, and she was the mastermind behind the government shutdown including the shutdown of the WWII memorials and all those national parks that never close because they have no gates.

12 posted on 04/11/2014 4:57:01 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She has horse teeth that is the nicest thing I can say.


13 posted on 04/11/2014 4:57:38 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That logo is so spot on.

ABC: All Barack Channel.

Sucking up to the socialist since 2008.


14 posted on 04/11/2014 4:59:04 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

All you need to know about her is that she is a blue-dress-wearing Clinton c@cks@cker from way back.


15 posted on 04/11/2014 4:59:19 PM PDT by Husker8877
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

* she has the face of a horse.


16 posted on 04/11/2014 5:04:30 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Argus

Hey, she’s also a well dressed, clean shaven kinda guy, just like Biden said of Obama and Michelle.


17 posted on 04/11/2014 5:06:29 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bad form, old bean. You left off the barf alert.


18 posted on 04/11/2014 5:09:58 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (Sure would be nice if the same articles weren't posted multiple times)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Supplied for free by the DNC to deserving media outlets....


19 posted on 04/11/2014 5:11:30 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
She’s really smart.

Such is the claim about every liberal.

Yet, they all do really stupid things.

20 posted on 04/11/2014 5:12:53 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Puke

Beat me to it.

5.56mm

21 posted on 04/11/2014 5:15:13 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
For those who don't speak the liberal idiom of Trope or don't want to give ABCNews! web hits:
22 posted on 04/11/2014 5:15:45 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: FredZarguna

Bravo!


23 posted on 04/11/2014 5:17:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: ViLaLuz

No, there are many horses MUCH prettier than her. And I am talking about their backsides...


24 posted on 04/11/2014 5:20:46 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: FlingWingFlyer

#1 thing is she is a professional liar.
Do not be surprised that the number of enrolled jumps to new highs.


25 posted on 04/11/2014 5:20:58 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: FredZarguna

Not only the shutdown, but also allowed the illegal immigration rally.

How well does she know Bill Clinton?

26 posted on 04/11/2014 5:31:23 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

One thing I know about Sylvia Burwell: She has been Obama’s Director of OMB.

Four things I know about Obama’s budget’s:
None have been balanced, but rely on massive deficit spending and borrowing.
None are based on realistic economic assumptions, and thus are even worse than they appear.
None have received any support from either party.
All have been considered DOA in the Congress and Senate.


27 posted on 04/11/2014 5:39:47 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: Husker8877

“All you need to know about her is that she is a blue-dress-wearing Clinton c@cks@cker from way back.”

You are spot on. She was the one who also went through Vince Foster’s trash after he died. All in Hillary’s behalf of course.

http://freebeacon.com/blog/obamas-new-hhs-secretary-proved-her-loyalty-by-clinton-by-digging-through-a-dead-mans-trash/


28 posted on 04/11/2014 5:43:39 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let’s hope that enough Senators vote “neigh” to confirming her appointment.


29 posted on 04/11/2014 6:24:17 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: BipolarBob

L....M...A...O...


30 posted on 04/11/2014 6:34:46 PM PDT by bike800
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To: fhayek

“No, there are many horses MUCH prettier than her. And I am talking about their backsides...”

Bra ha ha ha... Can’t top that!!


31 posted on 04/11/2014 6:44:56 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: funfan

She looks like Sarah Jessica Parker’s older brother.


32 posted on 04/11/2014 7:05:16 PM PDT by abishai (Hello Jane!!! I miss you.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Partisan Media Shills ping, thanks Oldeconomybuyer.


33 posted on 04/11/2014 7:56:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She is a slick liar and spinner in service to JugEars and the greater Democratic cause.

She is not stupid like Hillary and she comes across well on TV. She does not look like a witch-—Kathleen Sebelius does

Score one for the Democrats here (unfortunately)
Expect lots of breezy lies and spin from her on Obama-Kare. She looks good so will get way with them


34 posted on 04/11/2014 8:06:16 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: abishai
She looks like Sarah Jessica Parker's older brother other foot.

8~)

35 posted on 04/11/2014 8:38:54 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Finally, unbiased reporting by ABC News......


36 posted on 04/11/2014 8:43:19 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: A'elian' nation

Wow. The dreaded C-word (not “Clinton”) is too good for this scumbag.

Just amazing how these vermin keep showing up in Dear Leader’s employ.


37 posted on 04/11/2014 11:45:27 PM PDT by Husker8877
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The idiot that wrote this drivel needs to read what Goebbels had to say about “Bad Propaganda”

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/goeb54.htm


38 posted on 04/11/2014 11:51:47 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“The West Virginia native graduated from Harvard University cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in government, and then received a second bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She began her political career while still in college, interning for West Virginia Congressman Nick Rahall.”

Is it just me or do I see a resume just bursting with hands on healthcare experience? BTW, if she is “so smart” why the hell does she want the job? What future promises are coming her way?


39 posted on 04/12/2014 3:27:24 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why she’s the second smartest woman in the world!


40 posted on 04/12/2014 5:34:04 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I lived in the UK. When I got lost in London I hailed down a taxi and was back at my office in about ten minutes. If by chance she did this in Oxford and ran 13 miles she is a F-—ing idiot as she would have crossed Oxford 2 or 3 times. Also if she really did run 13 miles she was sure as hell late for her meeting. This is 100% sure Bull S—t!

Also if this is true, I sure as hell would not hire anyone this stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!


41 posted on 04/12/2014 8:44:43 PM PDT by cpdiii (DECKHAND, ROUGHNECK, GEOLOGIST, PILOT, PHARMACIST, LIBERTARIAN)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Even Republicans have praised her.

Of course they did, there isn't a dime's worth of difference.

42 posted on 04/12/2014 8:47:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dr.Deth

“Blucher!”


43 posted on 04/12/2014 8:48:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is this ABC News or Tiger Beat?


44 posted on 04/12/2014 8:53:52 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: RichInOC
Hard to tell the difference these days.


45 posted on 04/12/2014 8:54:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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