It has just been announced that the next President of the University of California will be Janet Napolitano, the embattled U. S. Secretary of Homeland Security. With the University of California facing a wide variety of challenges, one wonders why they would turn to the embattled Napolitano. Her track record at Homeland Security has certainly been less than stellar, many would say incompetent. She is highly political and has carried out some exceedingly questionable portions of Obama's agenda without question. Furthermore, she is an attorney, probably not a optimal profession for being a University President. This appointment suggests the regents were looking for a liberal political operative much more than a recognized academic with a proven track record of university administration.
Big question -- is she fleeing her Cabinet post to avoid being pressured to be yet another of Obama's Cabinet to commit perjury.