It's tough to think of a more imperfect choice to lead the University of California system than (now former) Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. However, in California's convoluted and twisted world where up is down in an Alice in Wonderland sense of reality -- Napolitano will fit right in.
Big Mama Napolitano will make three quarters of a million dollars a year--to do what? What is Napolitano qualified to do? She isn't a respected academic or distinguished public servant. Many view her as a species of drone who mindlessly enforced Barack Obama's absurd policies. And the bankrupt State of California is giving her $750,000 in taxpayer money to provide advice and direction. Maybe that kind of money will motivate the endemically lazy Napolitano?
Some have suggested that this is part of a cultural take-over by the left, but let me put those fears to rest. 'The Left' functionally took over the UC System a long time ago. California's reputation as the land of fruits and nuts was cemented into the UC's firmly well before the Obama Presidency.
Let's review some of the Napolitano highlights:
- 2009 Ft. Hood massacre by turn-coat Major Nidal Hasan. 14 people died as Hasan cried, "Allah u Akbar!" Napolitano's finding: Workplace violence only. No hint of Islamic radicalism or terrorism...
- DHS turned its focus under Napolitano from Islamic radicals to "right-wing extremists" and diverted its resources in that direction while the Boston Bombers blew up the marathon finish line.
- She led TSA to new lows.
And sadly, there is nothing positive to report about Napolitano's contribution to the nation. Janet Napolitano personifies the term, "political hack".
But at least she's gone from federal service.