Asked to name an achievement by Corkins, Abrams said Corkins had been able to accomplish what his think tank boards asked him to do."Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job."
“You probably ought to talk with his employers,” Abrams said.
The article also rounds up reaction of the political classes to this news:
“I almost ran off the road when I heard it,” Senate Education Chairwoman Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita, said Tuesday after hearing the news.
“Are you serious, really?” Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt, R-Independence, said.
“It’s one thing to debate evolution, but it’s another to put Bob Corkins in charge of the department,” said Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka.
…The only people who like him seem to be the six conservatives and people who have a knee-jerk opposition to anything people like me think.
Asked to comment on Corkins’ selection, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius wished Corkins well but mentioned Hurricane Katrina and the federal government’s slow response.
“America learned many lessons. One of the most important is: Government officials heading important agencies must have the proper experience and background to handle the task at hand,” she said.