TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius may not be heading to Washington now, but that doesn't mean she won't join President-elect Barack Obama's administration in the future.
Sebelius said Tuesday that a mix of personal and professional reasons prompted her to forgo Washington for Topeka.
Chief among them: husband Gary's job as a federal judge and the state's looming fiscal crisis.
"The president-elect told me that he'd like to consider this a delay," Sebelius said. "And, you know, I'm not falling off the face of the earth."
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Sebelius sat down with The (Kansas City) Star to talk about the legislative session that begins Jan. 12, the state's $1 billion budget deficit and why the timing for a move to Washington was all wrong.
"Walking out the door and saying, 'Well, have at it,' did not ever seem like the best way of fulfilling the commitment I made when the voters gave me the honor of re-electing me,” she said.
Read the complete story and interview at kansascity.com