Calif. learns what AZ already knows about Janet Napolitano

As conservatives who chafed under the heavy hand of Janet Napolitano, we were gratified to see that she is finally being outed for her ruthlessness and corruption. Here in Arizona, Napolitano was known for hamhandedly pushing through leftist issues.

Emily DeRuy, writing for the Mercury News reports University of California President Janet Napolitano is under fire for interference in a state audit, and has been forced to apologize for her actions. At least one Bay area lawmaker is calling on Napolitano to resign.

“From what I’ve seen, I really do think it’s time for the UC system to make a break from President Napolitano,” Republican Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, vice chair of the Higher Education Committee. She has not taken full responsibility — and she has not been completely forthright with the committee.”

But the Board of Regents that oversees the 10-campus system unanimously decided Thursday that Napolitano should remain at the helm, even as some regents expressed outrage at her actions.

According to the report, Napolitano has faced blistering criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for her handling of the audit, which showed her office failed to disclose $175 million in funds in a secret account even as it paid executives hefty salaries and prepared to raise tuition. This is the letter sent by the California Auditor General to state political leaders detailing the deception.

Rather than showing her the door, the spineless Regents merely requested Napolitano apologize for her office’s interference — which she did, expressing “regret” for her “mistake.”  She was hired at a $570,000 yearly base salary as of 2013 and has likely had raises since. This palatial estate is part of her benefits package.

A new law, AB 562, has been enacted to deal with Napolitano-style deception in the future. Even far leftwing California Gov. Jerry Brown has expressed disappointment, saying he will withhold $50 million from UC until it implements a series of reforms recommended by the state auditor.

Know this: Janet Napolitano is not prone to apologies. Her “mistake” was getting caught. Napolitano’s modus operandi is to dig in her tasseled Gucci loafers. Somehow this liberal Democrat who left the Arizona governor’s office midterm to join the Obama administration as the ineffective Secretary of Homeland Security, and boogied from that post to become president of the University of California college system — manages to land on her feet. Arizonans have known her since she carpet-bagged into the state, where Bill Clinton appointed her U.S. Attorney. From there she was elected as Attorney General,  which she used to spring-board to the governor’s office, where she was known as “J-No” for her unprecedented penchant for wielding a veto pen and for her statement against providing security along Arizona’s southern border: “You show me a 50-foot wall and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder at the border. That’s the way the border works.”

Napolitano was integral to the attempt to “slime” Clarence Thomas as he was put through a brutal hearing prior to his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Napolitano represented Anita Hill.

As Homeland Security chieftain, she issued this publication warning that returning U.S. military personnel posed a “rightwing extremist” threat since they possess combat skills.

The actual danger is arrogant liberal Janet Napolitano.

H/T to valued reader and commenter Conservative Since Birth

4 Responses to Calif. learns what AZ already knows about Janet Napolitano

  1. Ajo Joe says:

    I’m a native Arizonan, and can recall no governor worse than Neapolitan. She’s a dedicated liberal who is arrogant and mean to boot. Can’t think of any redeeming qualities. Her most pressing agenda was to stick it to the Republican controlled state legislature. That was why she was so keen on vetoing the bills that came before her. By the time she left office, obstructionist “J-No” Napolitano had issued 180 vetoes

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Janet Napolitano comes across as a thug and governs like one. When she was governor of AZ, I sometimes watched PBS with that soft-spoken Simons guy and his coterie of leftwing journalists sing her praises. Dennis Welch on channel 3 was another cheerleader. She is a fellow traveler of the far left. The worse she “performs” the better the jobs that come her way with those big capitalist salaries and perks. UC Berkeley has exploded since Donald Trump decided to run for president. Bad things have happened at that campus ever since. It’s known to be the ‘birthplace of free speech’ – free speech for me, but not for thee. Just ask Ann Coulter and a few other conservatives.

    Then there’s this:

    Janet Napolitano ‘favoured woman with whom she had a ‘long relationship’ for job’ | Daily Mail Online

    “Big Sis Janet Napolitano ‘promoted woman with whom she had a ‘long relationship’ while her female staff tormented male colleagues with ‘sexually charged games”

    •Department of Homeland Security boss faces discrimination lawsuit
    •Napolitano ‘gave close friend promotion over better qualified men’
    •Suit: She turned department into ‘frat house’ where men were tormented
    •ICE chief of staff ‘humiliated and intimidated’ male employees
    •Suzanne Barr ‘called male colleague in hotel room and used sexually-explicit language'”

    I hope this free ride ends soon for this inept, corrupt individual who despises traditional America.

    • Seen It All says:

      As governor Janet Napolitano had two spokeswomen, Jeanine L’Ecuyer, and later Kris Mayes. They were both rumored to be very close friends of Janet’s. Ditto Kyrsten Sinema, now running for the US Senate from Arizona. Sinema takes pride in announcing that she is the first acknowledged “bi-sexual” to be elected to congress.

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    When JaNo was AZ AG, she hired Hundreds of civil attorneys.
    Not criminal prosecutors, which were greatly needed.

    The civil attorneys were supposed to be “for the children”—-you know, CPS, etc. And we all know how well that worked out.

    The taxpaying public does not know that, after a criminal case is investigated and worked up alongside the assigned case prosecutor, the case is ultimately presented to the AG to get the “blessing” of being able to charge the case. Or maybe it will be suggested that it should be run through the Grand Jury.
    At any rate, cases do not always get charged simply on the merit of the case. Sometimes, politics is reason enough to make good cases simply go away.