Janet Napolitano Resigning From DHS. Will NYPD's Ray Kelly Replace Her?

DHSDHSDepartment of Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano announced this morning that she'll be stepping down from the DHS (reportedly in September). Her next job will likely be president of the University of California.

Here's Napolitano's resignation statement: 

For more than four years I have had the privilege of serving President Obama and his Administration as the Secretary of Homeland Security. The opportunity to work with the dedicated men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, who serve on the frontlines of our nation’s efforts to protect our communities and families from harm, has been the highlight of my professional career. 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. After four plus years of focusing on these challenges, I will be nominated as the next President of the University of California to play a role in educating our nation’s next generation of leaders. I thank President Obama for the chance to serve our nation during this important chapter in our history, and I know the Department of Homeland Security will continue to perform its important duties with the honor and focus that the American public expects.

Shortly after the news broke, NBC's Chuck Todd tweeted, "Most interesting name I've heard already re: Napolitano replacement? NYPD's Ray Kelly." Journalist Ryan Devereux quickly pointed out that palace residents have been whispering Kelly's name for a few years now. National security insiders floated Kelly back in 2008; and National Journal suggested him (among others) as a successor to Napolitano last November.   

While it's really only chatter at this point, it's not impossible that we could have the guy in charge of stop-and-frisk running the TSA. 

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  • coma44||

    Don't let the door smack the rotund backside on the way out you ammo grabbing letch.

  • Arthur325||

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  • Rich||

    Why not just give Eric Holder another hat? 8-(

  • Swiss Servator - past LTC(ret)||

    DON'T GIVE THEM IDEAS, MAN!

  • Rich||

    It's OK. I hear no one reads Reason.

  • Killazontherun||

    After a career built upon profane ignorance she moves on to run the UC system. If her nomination doesn't cause riots by professors, administrators and the student body, to stop the ape from reigning where it clearly doesn't belong, the schools deserve to be razed.

  • some guy||

    If you had posted that on Facebook you'd be in jail by now. Fortunately no one reads Reason.

  • Killazontherun||

    You would be reading about my corpse as I would defend to the death my right to free speech.

    Speech is merely an extension of thought, and who really believes thoughts to be except knuckle draggers like Janet. Weird how leftist express no discomfort or embarrassment that the backasswards hick poster child for eugenics is on their team.

  • Killazontherun||

    thoughts to be limited except knuckle draggers like Janet

  • some guy||

    "Whelp, I've done all the damage I can here. This administration's headed downhill anyway. See ya, suckers!"

  • Rich||

    "The System worked!"

  • creech||

    Current UC President Mark Yudof always seemed a nice fellow when I knew him in high school homeroom. He'd be 68-69 now, so ready to retire. Too bad the torch is being handed to this creep.

  • Brian D||

    "Most interesting name I've heard already re: Napolitano replacement? NYPD's Ray Kelly."

    Yes, the DHS needs to add Stop and Frisk searches to their arsenal against liberty.

  • JD the elder||

    My first thought: holy shit, please not Ray Kelly. A bigger "the police can do no wrong" asshole you will never find...you know what, it's probably going to be Ray Kelly.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    She has special skills.

  • ΘJΘʃ de águila||

    Stalinist Cunt moves to the UC to "play a role in educating the next generation of Secret Police in their role as 'conditioners' of the tax slaves."

  • RG||

    There's a certain irony in the person who oversaw some of the most invasive encroachments on civil liberties becoming head of one of the most liberal universities in the country.

  • Floridian||

    I'm not seeing the irony at all.

  • Knarf Yenrab (prev. An0nB0t)||

    Great! So when's her trial start?

  • Ron||

    So how soon before she has the UC system stocking up on ammo.

  • Numeromancer||

    ...educating our nation’s next generation of leaders.

    Everything wrong with both Universities and Government, right there in one phrase.

  • Loki||

    I will be nominated as the next President of the University of California to play a role in educating our nation’s next generation of leaders

    I don't want this vile cunt anywhere near "our next generation of leaders."

  • Floridian||

    How can that dude head DHS and write opinion pieces for reason? Seems a little hypocritical to me.

  • Knarf Yenrab (prev. An0nB0t)||

    She's his cousin, dude.

  • wingnutx||

    Great, now we can have a Concrete Blonde reunion.

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