Napolitano to Step Down

John Hayward
Human Events

Long after her job performance would have called for a speedy exit, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is finally stepping down.  She will reportedly become president of the University of California system, in what the L.A. Times describes as “an unusual choice that brings a national-level politician to a position usually held by an academic.”…

…The Times tells us Napolitano was “quietly contacted” a “long time” ago by an executive search firm hired by the university.  That’s nice.  Shouldn’t the American people have been informed of this while the political class was 100 percent obsessed with passing an immigration bill that would give vast amounts of enforcement discretion to the Homeland Security secretary?

Why is the California university system looking to pay half a million dollars per year to hire someone who doesn’t have much in the way of relevant experience?  Politics, politics, politics…

…The confirmation battle for Napolitano’s replacement should be interesting.  If it’s a highly controversial nominee, we might be about to find out if Democrats are ready to nuke the Senate in their quest for power…


The complete article is at Human Events.


Update: McCain praises ‘Big Sis’: She ‘Served Our Nation with Honor’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) lavished praise on President Barack Obama’s outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Friday.


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