By BRIAN KNOWLTON
Published: November 19, 2007
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 — Frances Fragos Townsend, the White House adviser on terrorism and homeland security, whose tough and aggressive approach had made her one of President George W. Bush’s most trusted aides, has resigned.
Fran Townsend, the White House homeland security advisor, in July.
In a statement issued this morning by the White House, the president said that Ms. Townsend “has played an integral role in the formation of the key strategies and policies my administration has used to combat terror and protect Americans.”
“We are safer today because of her leadership,” he said.
The statement did not say why Ms. Townsend, who is 45, was resigning. But later, the White House spokeswoman, Dana Perino, said that for several months Ms. Townsend had been weighing whether to stay in government or “pursue some private-sector options.”
Ms. Perino said the president hoped to name a successor soon, to allow some overlap before Ms. Townsend leaves the post in January.
What to do, what to do?
Hire another flack, of course.
This lady did a lot of talking in her time at DHS.
Not only job wise, she was constantly propping her the miserable failure of a boss too.
She would go on talk shows and tell us all what a wonderful guy Bush is and lie, her, ass, off.
Of course, she gave no official reason for leaving other than she had been talking about going back to the private sector for about nine months.Unlike Tony Snow, who said he was leaving to
None of that spend more time with the family horseshit.
Townsend oversaw the FBI and the CIA and the loss of liberty and rights for millions of Americans on her watch.
If anyone thinks I'm grateful for this bitches service, they can think again.
Come January, we'll see who Stupie McFuckwit tries to jam down our throats as an interim appointee.
I can't fucking wait.
Some knob gobbler out there who don't have a fucking clue and will spend six months trying to catch up, the whole time doing the purge thing to get his crony buddies a cush job.
It's a sad fucking fact that we can all bet money this is exactly what will happen.
Arrivaderci and don't forget the Rolodex with all of your future employers in it.
We wouldn't want you to have to rely on Right Wing Welfare like so many of the Republicans who couldn't get a real fucking job if they had to.