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Is Janet Napolitano Best The UC Regents Can Do?
Investors Business Daily ^ | July 12, 2013

Posted on 07/13/2013 8:55:27 AM PDT by Zakeet

Cronyism: Homeland Security honcho Janet Napolitano announced she'd quit her cabinet post on Friday to take a $750,000-a-year job as president of the University of California system. Is this the best the regents can do?

Instead of appointing a world class scientist, leading medical expert, respected academic or distinguished public servant — such as the truly qualified Condoleezza Rice — to lead the great University of California system, the UC regents opted for a political hack of no academic merit whatsoever. Their pick, Janet Napolitano, has presided over one disaster after another at the Department of Homeland Security.

Dubbed Big Sis by Internet impresario Matt Drudge for her tone-deaf intrusions on the citizenry, Napolitano has obediently enforced even the most absurd White House policies.

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The real terror threat? Napolitano said it came from "right-wing extremists" and diverted resources in that direction — while the real terrorists, such as the Boston bombers, plotted to blow up this past spring's marathon with no interference.

And just to underline what she really stood for — Napolitano presided over the Transportation Security Administration, which today is one of the worst faces of Big Government, harassing terrified toddlers on their way to Disneyland and old war heroes in wheelchairs holding colostomy bags. Heckuva job, Janet.

Someone with this record at the University of California can lead that once-great institution only downhill.

Whether it's the regents seeking a friend at the White House to help them shake out more funds from well-heeled leftists — or, more darkly, a pawn who will say black is white when bad news comes out — it can't be good news to have a political hack like Napolitano at the greatest public university system in the country.

Pity the students. And what a wasted opportunity.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: education; napolitanio; politics; uc

Is this the best the regents can do?

1 posted on 07/13/2013 8:55:27 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

State colleges are retirement homes for old, washed up democrats looking to get rich(er).


2 posted on 07/13/2013 8:56:28 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Zakeet

Why wouldn’t the Regents want an ignorant, sexist, confrontational lesbian that thrives creating a hostile work environment? Seems like a perfect fit!


3 posted on 07/13/2013 8:59:34 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: IBD editorial writer; raptor22
IBD EDITORIAL PING
4 posted on 07/13/2013 9:01:53 AM PDT by Zakeet (Democrats: Making everything free in this country except you)
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To: Zakeet

Remember - this IS kalifornia


5 posted on 07/13/2013 9:02:44 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Zakeet
Instead of appointing a world class scientist, leading medical expert, respected academic or distinguished public servant

The UC Regents: hacks appointing hacks.

6 posted on 07/13/2013 9:03:41 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Zakeet

Yes, Janet Reno was busy.


7 posted on 07/13/2013 9:03:56 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Zakeet

I think the core purpose of this selection is to send a message as to what their priorities are.


8 posted on 07/13/2013 9:07:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: Zakeet

Big Bull Dyke Sis is perfect for UC. She’s everything they ever dreamed of.


9 posted on 07/13/2013 9:09:03 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Zakeet

What is so great about the California University system?

They put out more liberal jerks than any other system in the nation. It is a perfect fit for them.

I say it because we really cannot tell for sure what gender Napolitano is.


10 posted on 07/13/2013 9:11:09 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Zakeet

Are UC regents and elected position?


11 posted on 07/13/2013 9:13:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Zakeet

12 posted on 07/13/2013 9:13:16 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Mastador1
One of the regents is, no other than
Richard C. Blum Appointed March 12, 2002 to a term expiring March 1, 2014 (by Davis); B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.B.A, University of California, Berkeley; Chairman of Blum Capital Partners, L.P.; Co-Chairman of Newbridge Capital, LLC.

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13 posted on 07/13/2013 9:13:17 AM PDT by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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14 posted on 07/13/2013 9:15:24 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Mastador1

The UC system can brag about having the largest lesbian at the helm of the largest liberal training center in the US!!!!


15 posted on 07/13/2013 9:16:12 AM PDT by Stayfree (If it is left, then it can't be right!)
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To: cripplecreek

I think they’re appointed by the Gov and maybe a few seats to the leaders of the assembly and the senate of Cal. Some of the positions may be determined by jobs someone holds like Lt. Gov.

It’s been a while ,so if it’s important I think it’s online.


16 posted on 07/13/2013 9:16:13 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Zakeet
to lead the great University of California system

to lead the formerly great University of California system.

Fixed it

17 posted on 07/13/2013 9:19:33 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Godzilla

And Big Sis would gladly change the names to the University of Aztlan at Berkley etc


18 posted on 07/13/2013 9:20:16 AM PDT by Plain Old American (Remember who said what; Remind those who don't Remember; Vote and take a friend to the polls)
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To: Mastador1
I, too, would go with perfect fit.

UC is California's premier nest of Nazis and Marxists.

19 posted on 07/13/2013 9:20:24 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Zakeet

Queer, communist and crazy, a perfect match in California.


20 posted on 07/13/2013 9:21:13 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Zakeet
It's called "dividing the spoils."
21 posted on 07/13/2013 9:26:36 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Blacks consider crime to be a legitimate career path, and armed victims to be an OSHA violation.)
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To: morphing libertarian

Yuck.

Fortunately here in Michigan we get to vote on Regents and trustees at the big schools of UofM and MSU. The problem is getting people to get off their butts and vote in those races.


22 posted on 07/13/2013 9:27:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Zakeet
arrogance and incompetence in one package, how convenient...

23 posted on 07/13/2013 9:27:17 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Zakeet

Janet Reno not only is an obvious blockhead, but she’s a dyed-in-the-wool lesbian complete with a partner.

This is just one more piece of proof that academia, as well as the central socialist government, is stupid.

Alumni should withdraw any financial help to this disgraceful alma mater.


24 posted on 07/13/2013 9:28:29 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Zakeet

$750 K and worth every penny.


25 posted on 07/13/2013 9:30:43 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Zakeet

26 posted on 07/13/2013 9:31:09 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

Goodness! UC system is now run by one of their own: a lesbo, fat, incompetent liberal and an asshat moonbat. What could go wrong?


27 posted on 07/13/2013 9:35:15 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Zakeet
As a declining University System(from the top ten universities in America to about number twenty five.)yes, she is the best they can do. Remember, in declining entities the leadership intuitively chooses the most harmful course of action.
28 posted on 07/13/2013 9:37:47 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Zakeet

Wow Big Sis is the sister of Buckey Beaver!!!


29 posted on 07/13/2013 9:39:13 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Zakeet

Condoleeza Rice is also a terrible choice.

We don’t need either globalist running our university system in California.

Please note of the several globalists on the University Board of Regents, Dick Blum, Mr Diane Feinstein, is a standout.

Now do you see how Napalitano got the offer?


30 posted on 07/13/2013 9:41:53 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: Zakeet
the UC regents opted for a political hack of no academic merit whatsoever

This is the way with the underground Marxists. They reward one of their loyal soldiers with a cushy reward at one of their subsidiaries.

Napolitano's only qualification is an iron fist to steer California's university system, educators, and therefore generations of students into a future socialist paradise.

31 posted on 07/13/2013 9:42:39 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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32 posted on 07/13/2013 9:43:22 AM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Zakeet

The regents are just preparing for the day when the majority of UC students are illegal aliens. Who has more experience with illegal alien admissions?


33 posted on 07/13/2013 9:47:31 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Zakeet

To Dems, education is all about ideology, not accomplishments.


34 posted on 07/13/2013 9:47:45 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Zakeet

She fits their job description to a tee!!!!


35 posted on 07/13/2013 9:52:36 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: Zakeet

Aside from the fact that she’s the perfect candidate for the job, ideologically speaking, they probably also think she will be a great source for federal grants.


36 posted on 07/13/2013 9:53:49 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Zakeet

Donna Shalala heavy..


37 posted on 07/13/2013 10:05:41 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: Zakeet

I wonder what shoe is about to drop that is making her leave...


38 posted on 07/13/2013 10:09:42 AM PDT by Popman
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To: Venturer
They put out more liberal jerks than any other system in the nation. It is a perfect fit for them.

It's more than a perfect fit; it's the long-term brainwashing plan. Every student will be indoctrinated with Big Sis at the helm.

39 posted on 07/13/2013 10:18:46 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Zakeet

If they’re looking for a puppet who would only warm the seat and rubber stamp their agenda then the answer is ‘yes!’


40 posted on 07/13/2013 10:23:33 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Zakeet

As a UC Berkeley graduate of the WWII generation I believe this appointment is not only appalling but obnoxious. I will no longer be contributing any funds for UofCal and I support all those who will also cut short their funding. Gov. brown and his cohorts/enablers are using one of if not the largest and most prestigious world public university to take it further into a dark world that Napolitano has been living in. She is a politician not an academic enhancer.


41 posted on 07/13/2013 10:27:21 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Zakeet

What more could they ask for?

Direct pipeline to:

1) Unlimited graft dollars.
2) Endless illegal data mines on students.
3) Massive warehouse of ammunition.

Add to that hundreds of thousands of pre-brainwashed student’s with weak minds and strong backs.

I’d call that a pretty good pacification force.


42 posted on 07/13/2013 10:34:42 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Zakeet

I can’t think of a more deserving state.


43 posted on 07/13/2013 11:29:22 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Zakeet

Yes. That’s the UC Regents for you.


44 posted on 07/13/2013 11:54:33 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Zakeet

It’s called a political pay-off.


45 posted on 07/13/2013 12:05:23 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: TurboZamboni

Got another one in Florida - Donna “something or other” from
klinton days of woe.


46 posted on 07/13/2013 12:18:28 PM PDT by jamaksin
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To: jamaksin

With a California topic it is “right as rain.” I.e. one would not expect a reasoned, thoughtful and upstanding choice for a position such as this. Right out of the demo, Barry Soetoro playbook.


47 posted on 07/13/2013 12:44:18 PM PDT by Minnesota fox
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To: Zakeet
"Is this the best the regents can do?"

It's what California deserves.

48 posted on 07/13/2013 9:13:10 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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