Cragmont, I want you to know that I am a strong supporter of your department. True, I am cutting your budget by half and am canceling your major operations, but that in no way should be interpreted as criticism. I love what you all do and believe you'll thrive if you do less of it; in fact, if you are close to invisible you'll be a great success.
Conversely, when I divert large amounts of money to other departments and encourage them to expand their programs, that should never be interpreted as increased support for their actions or mission. It is certainly not a slight to your fine work. You might even say that I am loading them down with resources because I have less faith - that's right, less faith - in their ability to do with less.
Just remember, Cragmont, less is more. Don't read too much into things. You've got my full backing.