The White House is where you coordinate the interactivity of the agencies. And homeland security needs a department, and the president proposed a departmentRidge, Card defend homeland security plan Jun 09, 2002
We can find a lot more effective way to deliver those services of protecting the homeland by bringing them into this department and the effectiveness will allow us to have more people on the front line, fewer people in middle management or bureaucraciesRidge, Card defend homeland security plan Jun 09, 2002
We will have federal supervision, we hope, over all employeesBush would accept federal bag screeners Oct 28, 2001
The president would like us to get National Airport, or Ronald Reagan Airport, opened as quickly as we canWhite House may reopen Reagan National Oct 01, 2001
The MEK was our ally in the war on terror ... But the State Department was left behind, left behind with a document that is irrelevant today. And the courts have said, check its relevance. My prayerful hope is that the State Department is checking what is relevant today and they will see today for what it is rather than a yesterday that they didn't understand or know ... I hope that the United States will say the MEK is that ally that we need on the war on terrorOutside View: Moment of truth for Iran Aug 25, 2011
Andrew Hill Card, Jr. (born May 10, 1947) is a Republican American politician, former United States Cabinet member, and head of President George W. Bush's White House Iraq Group. Card served as U.S. Secretary of Transportation under President George H. W. Bush and the White House Chief of Staff under George W. Bush. He announced his resignation as Chief of Staff March 28, 2006, effective April 14, 2006.
Card was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, the son of Joyce (née Whitaker) and Andrew Hill Card, Sr. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America's Old Colony Council and earned the rank of Life Scout. Later, he graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. He also attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Card served in the United States Merchant Marine from 1966 to 1967.
Card got his start in politics serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1975–1983. He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for Governor of Massachusetts in 1982.