Napolitano Quits to Run UC System
Has run Homeland Security since Obama was elected
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 12, 2013 9:35 AM CDT
President Obama with Janet Napolitano, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in the State Dining Room of the White House.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – Janet Napolitano, who led the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security through a host of policy changes in the era after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the US, is resigning. Napolitano, just the third person to lead the decade-old department, told her senior staff today that she would be leaving to become the president of the University of California system. The university also announced Napolitano's nomination to be the 20th president of the statewide system.

“For more than four years I have had the privilege of serving President Obama and his administration,” Napolitano said in a written statement, as per Politico. She added that she was ready to move on “to play a role in educating our nation’s next generation of leaders.”

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Jul 13, 2013 9:09 PM CDT
When the worst Administration in U.S. History introduced (seduced) (invented) "Homeland Security"... In another take..... I said Oh Shit! Here comes the "Motherland" (Mudderland) Auschwitz. This is the "Department of Homeland Security". Please cancel/abolish this useless department. 1492
Jul 13, 2013 5:27 PM CDT
I do not blame her for wanting to leave "homeland security". They are the "brownshirts" of our generation. To be one of the leaders when this apparent facist takeover finally becomes accepted by the masses will not be a healthy place to be. She must be smarter than she looks. ps. Janet, the Oath of Office is not an "I'll try,,, maybe do my best" type of statement. It is an affirmation that is based on honor. It is also a legal and binding contract with the electorate. I realize it is a bit late for you to realize this. However, you are correct, it is time to "jump ship", the huge ice berg is definitely in sight and this ship is not going to be able to turn away.
Jul 12, 2013 9:37 PM CDT
What a PERFECT match ! They deserve each other.