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Napolitano Announces She is Resigning

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced today that she is resigning to become the next president of the University of California.

In a written statement, Napolitano thanked President Obama and the employees of the Department of Homeland Security.

We have worked together to minimize threats of all kinds to the American public. The Department has improved the safety of travelers; implemented smart steps that make our immigration system more fair and focused while deploying record resources to protect our nation’s borders; worked with states to build resiliency and make our nation’s emergency and disaster response capabilities more robust; and partnered with the private sector to improve our cybersecurity.

In his own written statement, Obama thanked Napolitano for “her outstanding work,” saying he has valued her friendship and advice.

She’s worked around the clock to respond to natural disasters, from the Joplin tornado to Hurricane Sandy, helping Americans recover and rebuild. Since day one, Janet has led my administration’s effort to secure our borders, deploying a historic number of resources, while also taking steps to make our immigration system fairer and more consistent with our values.  And the American people are safer and more secure thanks to Janet’s leadership in protecting our homeland against terrorist attacks.

Napolitano has led the Department since the beginning of Obama’s president in 2009. There is no word yet on who might replace her.

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54 Responses to Napolitano Announces She is Resigning

  1. You can be sure that Obama will pick someone just as bad or even worse to replace her, and the Senate with it’s infinite wisdom will unanimously confirm that choice. She should fit in well with the UC crowd, the blind leading the blind.

    • The Congressman who most resembles a rat chewing on a live wire, Luis Gutierrez, or the Senator involved in one of many ethic investigations, Bob Menendez, would be a likely “in your face” appointment by Obama.

  2. Possibly she heard about the two veterans (1 is a 65 yr. old Vietnam Vet) walking across America in support of the U.S. Constitution & wanted to get out of town.

    http://www.WalkDaddyWalk.us

    True Grit, but so far no MSM is picking up this story of the veterans who are once again defending our freedoms.

    She can run, but she can’t hide from crimes against the People.

    • WhiteSnow, Thank You for this link, I emailed him and have already received a patriotic reply. I’m a little older than him but my thoughts and prayers are with him. Wish I could be there. I’m amongst all of us that have called, written, emailed, signed petitions, etc, etc and nothing! I’ve been reading quietly for years with Keith (my second click after Drudge) and this is only my second reply!

  3. This is the best UCAL can do? Wow! Every qualified person must already be tied up elsewhere. Didn’t know the economy was doing so well. My guess is her first move a Pres. will be to institute a new nutrition program for all campuses. Perhaps her next move will be to secure enough 9mm ammo for all of the security personnel throughout the system. You know, just in case.

  4. Based on her extensive concern for border security and “Fast and Furious”, wouldn’t it make more sense for her to go to UTEP?

    Or does she want to put millions of liberals between her and the border?

  5. I would say “good riddance,” but the history is his replacement will be even more radical and worse. And to top it off, we get her in California. Oh, joy!

  6. She belongs in California. The land of fruits and nuts. I don’t care why she’s resigning, it’s not going to matter because regardless of what this administration does, there are no consequences. I think all progressive liberals should live on the east or west coast. Just stay the heck out of my state and out of my life.

  7. One more bureaucratic stooge goes, only to be replaced by another bureaucratic stooge who is just as corrupt. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…

  8. She isn’t leaving to become the president of “the” University of California, but the president of the whole state college system:

    “Napolitano, just the third person to lead the 10-year-old department, told her senior staff Friday she would be leaving for California. She will become the president of the University of California system, which includes UCLA and the University of California, Berkeley, among other campuses. The University of California also announced Napolitano’s nomination to be the 20th president of the statewide system”

    There is nothing in her background or resume that indicates that she knows anything about college life or running an education system.
    As a former Federal prosecutor, Gov of Arizona, and then heading the HSA means that she is a political appointee without any experience at running a state-wide college system.

    • Well, that EPA hack, Lisa Jackson (aka Richard Windsor), got a high-paying no-show job at Apple on exiting government service in disgrace. Guess Preezy Revenge is calling in some of his chits for party loyalists…

    • There is nothing in her background or resume that indicates that she knows anything about college life or running an education system.
      As a former Federal prosecutor, Gov of Arizona, and then heading the HSA means that she is a political appointee without any experience at running a state-wide college system.

      SNIP
      *************
      She was elected to attorney general in 1998, and held that job until 2002. She was elected governor in 2003, and held that job until 2009.

  9. Is this why Reid is pushing the Nuclear Option? Obama must have a real “WINNER” in mind for a replacement. Sympathy to the school that hired her. I had heard that she would be replacing Holder…guess not. Oh well surely Obama will come up with some just as bad or worse to replace him when he leaves.

  10. The way these people infiltrate the college system it’s absolutely frightening. It’s a silent stealth take over of America by indoctrinating
    the youth but thank God they’re not all lemmings.

    • College – birthplace and training camps of new generations of mindless, obedient sheeple with no critical thinking skills. These leftists have been corrupting the minds of America’s youth for a hundred years or more.

  11. Very, very strange! What did Obama promise the UC system in exchange for giving this old crone asylum in the world of academia – a field that is totally foreign to her? The University of Tijuana would be a much better choice (if there was such a place). On a personal note, I pray and hope she doesn’t end up at the Westwood campus which is practically in my backyard. Next to Obama, I find her to be the most loathesome of all the Obama foot soldiers. Conservatives might be subjected to body searches and weapon confiscations on the spot!

    • “What did Obama promise the UC system in exchange for giving this old crone asylum in the world of academia – a field that is totally foreign to her?”….Girly, Same question I had. Then, I looked at the top contributors to Obama’s 2012 campaign. Lo and behold (according to Open Secrets) it was the University of California at $1,212,245. I can’t explain it either, but there it is.
      http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/

  12. “We have worked together to minimize threats of all kinds to the American public.”
    This includes the federally controlled DHS performing the lawful function of a local police agency by monitoring Tea Party protesters. It’s a bit scary.

  13. I wonder what she did to upset Obama.

    She quits one job of incompetence and lying to transfer to a university to continue the Progressive onslaught against the young. Funny how that is typical for the Progressives.

  14. Student tuition will require an additional full four year tuition and stipend payment for at least one illegal immigrant living in the shadows.

  15. glad she’s gone; sympathies to those in California who do not support the dc regime…sad thing is that Obama’s new hire will be nothing more than a different face with the same ideology.

  16. My stomach rebelled after reading Obama’s and Janet’s statements. They are two of the most delusional people ever – what favors did the University of California get for taking her out of the national spotlight for her inept handling of security and disasters and the mismanagement of her agency?