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Napolitano bowing out from Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is leaving the Obama administration and will be nominated to head the University of California, she announced on Friday. In a brief statement, Napolitano, a former Democratic governor of Arizona, called her tenure at the helm of the massive agency the highlight of her career.... Read more»

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Jul 12, 2013, 1:25 pm
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A wonderful day for our nation.

Of the roughly 250 million Americans, she is one of the least-qualified people of all of us to have that post. Once I saw her chosen as DHS chief, and Hilary Clinton chosen at Secretary of state, it was then I knew that this country had made a terrible mistake in selecting its president.

This woman (and I use that term loosely) seem to have a real problem fulfilling her commitments. She was inexplicable elected to a second term as Arizona governor, and she quit that post half-way through. She had committed to serving as DHS chief for four years, and she quit that about a quarter of the way through. What does this say about her character? I don’t have a problem with people trying to move up or changing jobs, but if you make a commitment then you fulfill the commitment, THEN you explore bigger and better opportunities.

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Jul 12, 2013, 2:22 pm
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Bret Linden wrote:

She had committed to serving as DHS chief for four years, and she quit that about a quarter of the way through.

Eh? Napolitano became DHS secretary in 2009, as she was confirmed the day President Obama was inaugurated.

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Jul 12, 2013, 2:50 pm
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@Dylan Smith

When Obama was inexplicably reelected, in a sense, so was she. If she would have handled it the way Colin Powell did back in ‘04 when he said he’d be quitting his Secretary of State job regardless of the election outcome, I wouldn’t have a problem. But, no, she didn’t do that.

Something tells me she was asked to quit. Who in the world would give up a cabinet position to run a college? Meh, at least this isn’t any dumber than her claiming that the border is secure…

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Napolitano spoke to reporters in Tucson in April, one of the few times she held a local press conference in recent years.

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