Hardly shocking. I chuckled at the earlier Caller piece suggesting she could be fired for this. I could be Teddy Roosevelt too, but I'm not. From the Caller today:
The Obama White House appears to be offering special treatment to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the wake of the news Wednesday afternoon that President Barack Obama’s cabinet official violated the Hatch Act — activity that is illegal and normally results in the offender’s termination from government employment.
“These were extemporaneous remarks. … The U.S. Treasury has been reimbursed, and Secretary Sebelius has met with ethics experts to ensure this never happens again,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz told The Associated Press in response to the news that Sebelius violated the Hatch Act.
Of course it's special treatment. And yes, someone at her level is going to get that kind of treatment from the President who appointed her. Not saying it's right, but hardly a shocker.