Pondering the new adventures of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, Washington Post blogger Chris Cillizza led his latest list of possible women presidents with retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., also mentioning Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of South Dakota, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and Florida CFO Alex Sink (for the Democrats), and former New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte and former eBay president Meg Whitman (for the Republicans). Of Kathleen Sebelius, Cillizza wrote: "Before she became head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Sebelius was in the mix for vice president — thanks in large part to her resume as a two-term governor from ruby red Kansas. Those who know her best insist she needed more seasoning before stepping into the limelight nationally, but that's just what she'll get as a member of the Obama Cabinet. And, she certainly has the political pedigree; her father, John Gilligan, served as the governor of Ohio."
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