Even Sebelius’s Farewell Address Had A Glitch (VIDEO)

Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was tripped up during her farewell address on Friday, confessing mid-speech that she was missing a page from her scripted remarks.

Sebelius, who has faced nearly constant calls to step down since the troubled Obamacare rollout in the fall, was reflecting on what she described as the most rewarding aspect of her job.

“So the personal reward for me at the end of the day are the folks who approach me, the strangers who approach me at a meeting or pass me a note on a plane, or hand me a phone with someone on the other end saying thank you. Their stories are so heartening about finally feeling secure and knowing they can take care of themselves and their families,” Sebelius said before pausing.

“Unfortunately, a page is missing,” she said, drawing laughs from assembled crowd before moving on.

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