Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday he has no interest in replacing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should she choose to step down following the battle over President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The governor has won enormous praise from Obama in recent days and weeks, and rumors that Beshear might be tapped to succeed Sebelius have made the rounds in Frankfort.
In a statement provided to the Lexington Herald-Leader Monday, Beshear said no thanks.
“As I have said many times before, I have the best job in the world, right here, serving the people of Kentucky,” the governor said. “I have no interest at all in any further political office or appointment.”