Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made that statement on CNN Thursday when asked about former vice president Dick Cheney’s recent assertion that the Obama administration’s policies have made the country less safe.
“This administration is very committed to the safety of this country,” Napolitano said. “I wake up in the morning, thinking about what we can do to be more safe, more secure. My colleagues do the same and the president does the same.”
Napolitano’s defense of the Obama administration comes as it continues an overhaul of the nation’s anti-terror, legal and law enforcement policies, important developments all-but ignored by most Americans, who have understandably focused most of their attention this week on economic matters.
The secretary’s television interview was just part of a jam-packed week of meetings and speeches that earn her this week’s Team Player nod, as the Obama administration official who did the most this week to advance the president’s agenda.