After 13 months on job, UC President Napolitano already seems restless

After 13 months on job, UC President Napolitano already seems restless

Janet-NapolitanoIt has been 13 months since Janet Napolitano took over as president of University of California system. The former homeland security chief for the Obama administration has just dropped her second big hint in as many months that she’s ready to move on — or at the very least that she does not consider the UC presidency a dream job but a steppingstone.

First came her response after Eric Holder announced he was leaving as attorney general. Instead of immediately saying she was not interested because she had just started her job at UC, she pointedly did not rule herself out in speculation about whom President Obama would pick to replace Holder. Her spokesman said she was “fully engaged” in her job running UC, which is not the same as saying “not interested, move along.”

Now the Washington Post reports that Napolitano is wading into the never-ending inside-the-Beltway fights over immigration policy:

Former homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano is supporting executive action by President Obama to change immigration policy if Congress fails to pass a broad overhaul, citing what she calls her successful 2012 push to delay deportations of many younger immigrants.

“If Congress refuses to act and perform its duties, then I think it’s appropriate for the executive to step in and use his authorities based on law . . . to take action in the immigration arena,’’ Napolitano, a lawyer and former U.S. attorney in Arizona, said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Post.

Napolitano is of course free to do whatever she wants to do with her life. There are some of us who never thought she was right for the UC presidency in the first place.

However, I have to wonder how many regents are wincing at the fact that the woman they gave one of the iconic jobs in American academia to just a year and a half ago already is positioning herself for a return to national politics.


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  1. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 28 October, 2014, 15:08

    My guess is that the president of the UC system job is not working out as planned for Napolitano. And why would it? What background or experience does she have in managing a large educational system? As far as I know, ZERO! So why would it work out? She probably doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing and angering lots UC colleagues who have been working in the system all their lives. Being a former governor and former HS Director under POTUS Obola in no way qualifies her to lead one of the largest university systems in the United States, if the not world. I bet she’s like a fish out of water. If she was happy in her job – why would she want to leave? It was a STUPID decision to hire her in the first place. A nonsensical decision. And whoever did it should get fired. The thought of Napolitano being considered for the USAG position sends chills up my spine. If you thought Holder was terrible (and you would be right) wait until Janet is the nation’s top cop. She reminds me of Nurse Diesel from Mel Brook’s classic film “High Anxiety”. If Hillary is elected I bet Janet will be at the top of her list for AG. I hate to even imagine what would go on between those 2 behind closed doors! 😀

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  2. T ted t t teddy
    T ted t t teddy 28 October, 2014, 15:56

    What could u possibly know about the UC job? Lol
    Your sad racial hate filled word play continues to show us all
    Who u are little boy.

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  3. Queeg
    Queeg 28 October, 2014, 21:14

    Girl power Colapse….We got to get equal pay for women to get all the crap off TV about it…..sick of it…pay em…..

    I wonder if they paid those “Golden Girls” decent….I doubt it, for they had shoulder chip attitudes and salty punch lines.

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  4. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 28 October, 2014, 21:54

    Wasn’t one of Janet’s biggest accomplishments so far giving illegal foreigners state resident tuition at the UC schools? Imagine that. If you are a hardworking US citizen student with a 3.5 GPA but happen to live in Arizona you are forced to pay non-resident fees that are about DOUBLE the in-state fees. If you are an illegal alien who is a resident of Guadalajara, Mexico you pay state resident fees! HAH! 😀
    For instance, if you want to go to UCLA – as state resident or an illegal alien would pay about $30k for tuition, student service fees, room and board, health insurance, transportion and personal expenses each year. But if you are a good US citizen/student from Arizona who follows the laws and plays by the rule YOU PAY $60K since you are subject to nonresident fees!!!
    What a screwed up State we live in!!!! 🙁

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  5. Queeg
    Queeg 28 October, 2014, 23:53

    Go to Cal State Fullerton and get a cheapo degree and an Aaron Brothers’ black frame to display it at the nonprofit job!

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  6. Bill Gore
    Bill Gore 29 October, 2014, 08:16

    There aren’t any cute chicks in that office, just a bunch of ‘ten-hut’ dommies..

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  7. TruthandtheAmericanWay
    TruthandtheAmericanWay 29 October, 2014, 16:41

    She is so under qualified for this or any high-ranking position. I guess party loyalty surpasses capabilities and qualification to hold a position; hence, her position as the head of the UC system calls for a PhD certified candidate, not a political hack. Thus, the moonbeam selection process is still at 100%, all failures or dunces.

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  8. Kill the bitch
    Kill the bitch 19 November, 2014, 14:47

    Let’s thank [Napolitano] for raising UC tuition 5% a year for the next 5 years. Like if her salary wasn’t high enough!

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