VIDEO: Napolitano won’t take ‘crap’ from students

University of California President Janet Napolitano apparently didn’t realize the mic was on. Talking to to Board of Regents Chairman Bruce Varner about student-protest chants, she said, “Let’s just break. Let’s go, let’s go. We don’t have to listen to this crap.” Here’s the YouTube:

According to CBS News, Napolitano was responding to about 24 student protesters who had taken off their clothes down to their underwear in opposition to the proposed 28 percent tuition hikes over five years.

“It’s an insult to have her as the president of UC,” said protester Kristian Kim. “I don’t know where she’s coming from, but I’m assuming she’s never had to deal with these issues personally. So I can understand why there would be a disconnect there.”

Napolitano later apologized.

CBS News added that, earlier in the meeting, public comments from Napolitano directly to the students were more congenial. She said, “They want to be sure that their voices are being heard and I want to commit to them that their voices are being heard.”

Napolitano’s annual salary is $570,000 per year. That’s 42 percent more than that of President Obama, whom she served under as the secretary of Homeland Security.


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  1. Richard Rider
    Richard Rider 19 March, 2015, 19:18

    Complaints about increased UC student fees too often ignore a key point — all poor and many middle class CA students don’t pay the “fees” (our state’s euphemism for tuition). There are no fees for most California families with under $80K income.

    It’s called the “Blue and Gold” program. 55% of all undergraduate CA UC students pay zero tuition, and another 14% pay only partial tuition.

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  2. Bruce
    Bruce 19 March, 2015, 19:46

    Oh my how the “elitist” do not like the minions to voice their displeasure or have an opposing view. As Ben Carson pointed out in his book “One Nation”, “in fact, if two people agree about everything, one of them isn’t necessary.” Silenced is unacceptable.

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    • Queeg
      Queeg 20 March, 2015, 00:12

      Higher education is cheap in California.

      It is the books, rent, transportation, eating out, booze, drugs, tech toys, Spring Break, dates, party time that have become extremely expensive.

      Giving a student loan to a kid is like an incendiary device…pours borrowed dollars on non essentials, fattens landlords, etc.

      Good example: In early 60’s my fraternity of 40 guys…..only two cars in a five place parking area. Today, the whole side yard is asphalt, the backyard the same, a total of 30 spaces.

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  3. Bill Gore
    Bill Gore 21 March, 2015, 06:13

    Big Bull Momma is finding out this job is actually a total pain in the ass. She’s losing her cool, and that is NOT cool. Back in the day at DHS they’d just taze such miscreants and haul them off to a black site for a little ‘pain compliance’ training.

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    • Queeg
      Queeg 21 March, 2015, 11:27

      Billy Bong,

      Let them raise tuition as much as they want or they take it from you Bro…..these little snots need adversity to toughen them up. Just maybe a degree in South Antartica Diversity Studies and a Masters in The World is Flat Explorations- We are The World – at a cost of 200k will be unrealistic even for indoctrinated upper class Sausilito brats!

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John Seiler has been writing about California for 25 years. That includes 22 years as an editorial writer for the Orange County Register and two years for, where he is managing editor. He attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Hillsdale College. He was a Russian linguist in U.S. Army military intelligence from 1978 to 1982. He was an editor and writer for Phillips Publishing Company from 1983 to 1986. He has written for Policy Review, Chronicles,, Flash Report and numerous other publications. His email: [email protected]

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