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April 15, 2009


Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on April 15, 2009

Mrs. Obama visited DHS headquarters late Tuesday morning.  According to a transcript, she told the DHS employees in attendance, “One of the President’s greatest concerns and priorities is the safety and security of the American people, and the more than 180,000 employees of this Department are at the heart of fulfilling that mission. He couldn’t do it without you… You all stand watch every day over our borders, and our skies, our ports and our transportation systems; you dedicate yourselves to preventing, preparing for and responding to our disasters all over this nation; and you ensure that the nation’s first responders are well-equipped and well-trained… And when natural disasters strike, we’re going to rely on the men and women of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to respond and help us begin to repair our communities and put our lives back on track.  The President is committed to ensuring that FEMA has the leadership and resources needed to fulfill that very important mission.”

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Comment by William R. Cumming

April 15, 2009 @ 10:11 am

I like the idea of these visits. Hey after his one term and a Republican interval we might need Michelle to run the gummit. After all if salary is a measure of “real” success in the US she is much more qualified than her husband to be in charge. Why exactly do hospitals need high priced marketing? I forget! Still she looks highly qualified for high office to me.

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