Janet Napolitano Amused by Drudge's 'Big Sis' Nickname

Homeland Security secretary on having a Drudge Report nickname: 'I've made it.'

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is "amused" at her Drudge Report moniker "Big Sis," she told reporters in Washington Friday afternoon. "I've made it," the Secretary said with a grin in response to a reporter's question. "Drudge has a nickname for me."

The popular news aggregation Web site has routinely christened Napolitano Big Sis, particularly when referencing stories dealing with privacy concerns surrounding Department of Homeland Security programs. Recent stories about Transportation Security Agency body scanners, for instance, have featured the Big Sis naming convention. It's presumably a veiled reference to Big Brother in George Orwell's dystopian police state novel 1984.

Update: Here's a video clip of the exchange.

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