Shalala Staying Put
Anyway, Shalala has flat-out denied the rumors and says there's "no chance."
Which is kind of a bummer, because Obama could use someone with real experience. It also looks like Howard Dean, a medical doctor and former Vermont governor, won't be getting the nomination because he is seen as too partisan. Whatever. Obama will probably go with some career politician such as Sebilus or Granholm, who have no in-depth experience in health care but would be easy enough to get confirmed.
So anyway, there's the end of that largely baseless 24-hour political rumor. Probably.