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Gen. Michael Flynn Resigns As Trump’s National Security Advisor

General Michael Flynn has resigned as President Trump’s National Security Advisor, after it was learned that the Justice Department informed the White House that it believed he might be subject to blackmail. The axe fell when Flynn admitted that he had…

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The House Loses Its Boehner

John Boehner has announced that he is resigning from his position as Speaker of the House and will be giving up his seat at the end of October.

Good riddance to once of the worst leaders of the GOP caucus ever,someone who allowed an imperial presidency to run rampant under his watch. He, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are directly responsible for the disaffection of Republicans today.

Boehner was weak when strength was needed, vengeful when unity was needed in his caucus and ineffectual when strategy was called for. He was one of the most unpopular Speakers in living memory.

At the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit, which was taking place just a few blocks from the Capitol, many jumped to their feet and cheered when Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, announced that Mr. Boehner was resigning.

And that’s really the heart of the matter. The GOP’s leaders are finally beginning to understand how angry their base is about their blatant betrayal of the peple whom voted them in.

Don’t be surprised if McConnell is the next to go.

House Republicans are now meeting to find a new Speaker. Reportedly, Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader is the top candidate for the job and more acceptable to the GOP’s conservative caucus.

We’ll see.

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Landrieu Destroyed In Louisiana; GOP Wins 54th Senate Seat + 2 House Seats

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The Louisiana primaries are over, and as expected, Bill Cassidy will be the 54th Republican senator in the new congress.The spread was astonishing…almost 15 points. Even the Clintons couldn’t help her. And they’re about the only ones in the Democrat establishment that tried.

Aside from the fact that she was a serially corrupt public official who didn’t even live in her home state, a big reason for such a decisive victory was that the Republicans united after the primary. When Tea Party favorite Rob Maness fell short in the primary, he was quick to mend fences with Cassidy and endorse him to make a united front, exercising Ronald Reagan’s political dictum of getting behind the most conservative candidate who can get elected.

The GOP also retained two seats in the run offs, bringing their total to 246 seats, and increase of 12 from the last congress.

Republican physician Ralph Abraham won in Louisiana’s 5th District congressional seat, defeating Monroe’s Democratic Mayor Jamie Mayo, probably the most prominent and well known of Louisiana’s remaining Democrats. That actually counts as a pickup, since the seat had been lost by Republican Rep. Vance McAllister who lost his seat after a video showed him infected by the Bill Clinton disease when it came to his marriage vows.

In the Pelican State’s 6th District congressional race, Republican Garret Graves, who was GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal’s coastal restoration chief, defeated former Democratic Gov. Edwin Edwards, who decided to run for congress after spending over eight years in prison. Only in Louisiana!

While Landrieu was a travesty of a senator, it’s worth noting that her demise represents the continuing extinction of a long tradition of Southern Democrats. Aside from Tim Kaine and Mark Warner in Virginia and Bill Nelson in Florida, there are none in the Senate, and representation in the house is mainly confined to black Democrats whom mostly survive in racially gerrymandered districts.

When one considers how solidly Democrat the South used to be, it’s an interesting change that reflects how far the Democrats have shifted to the far Left.

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“The Emperor Is Naked” – Hagel Fired As SecDef

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has been fired.His tenure was less than two years.

His departure comes after a long period of disagreement with President Obama over what Hagel saw as disastrous budget and manpower cuts by the White House that affected American military capabilities, disagreements of the president’s strategies in Afghanistan and in both the nature and the methods used to fight Islamic State.

Basically, he was fired for telling the Emperor that he was naked. And as a convenient scapegoat for the Administration’s failures.

According to one of my sources, what clinched it was his disagreement with the president about the need for ground forces in Iraq to fight Islamic State. His statement about ‘not wanting to put boots on the ground where they are needed’ contradicted the president directly and made him a target for Obama’s consigliere Valerie Jarrett, who reportedly went ballistic, pushed hard for Hagel’s firing, saying that ‘these people in the Pentagon needs to remember who they work for.’

Hagel’s parting shot was an interview he did with PBS’s Charlie Rose last week in an interview Rose conducted at the Pentagon:

Rose asked Hagel to elaborate on comments that he made in a speech at the Reagan Library last weekend. In that speech, Hagel said that America’s military capability, while still the best in the world, is being threatened.

Hagel re-iterated that to Rose, but also left viewers to wonder about the direction that President Obama is taking the military.

“I am worried about it, I am concerned about it, Chairman Dempsey is, the chiefs are, every leader of this institution,” Hagel said, including Pentagon leadership but leaving both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s names out of his list of officials who are worried about the U.S. military’s declining capability. Hagel said that the Congress and the American people need to know what while the U.S. military remains the strongest, best trained and most motivated in the world, its lead is being threatened because of policies being implemented now.

Hagel went on to note that a good leader prepares their institution for future success, saying that “the main responsibility of any leader is to prepare your institution for the future. If you don’t do that, you’ve failed. I don’t care how good you are, how smart you are, any part of your job. If you don’t prepare your institution, you’ve failed.”

In the past couple of years, Hagel has warned that defense budget cuts implemented under President Obama were hurting readiness and capability. The “how smart you are” line may be a veiled shot at President Obama, who basks in a media image that he is a cerebral, professorial president.

Another mark against Hagel was that he reportedly underwent something of a change of views regarding Israel during his tenure as Secretary of Defense, especially during the Gaza War that did not jibe with the president. He came to see Israel as a more important ally than he had previously indicated, and facilitated arms shipments to Israel during the last Gaza War.

Once President Obama realized that the Pentagon was okaying arms shipments in a way that that would have been normal under any other administration but that he objected to, he stopped shipments of armaments like Hellfire missiles to Israel that the Israelis had already paid for in the middle of the Gaza War and held them up for ‘State Department review.’ This had never been done previously to Israel in a war situation. The Israelis did not receive the shipments until after the war was over, and Hagel reportedly caught a great deal of flak over it.

Chuck Hagel will continue to serve as Secretary of Defense until a new one is nominated and confirmed.

I did not support Chuck Hagel when he was nominated as SecDef, especially after his sub par confirmation hearing. However, sometimes people rise above their limitations when put in a position of responsibility, just as they sometimes fail to do so. Chuck Hagel had the ability to see that something was horribly wrong with the way President Obama was handling matters of defense and national security, and the courage to say so to the president.

There are some presidents who have had the ability to absorb contradictory views and use them to make their determinations, even modify their perceptions. Unfortunately, the president Chuck Hagel served is not one of them. Instead, he’s one whom no one can tell anything to that contradicts his own, set in stone ideas. He perceives anyone who deviates from that in any way as disloyal, and for that sin, Chuck Hagel had to go.

Res ipsa loquiter.

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“The Emperor Is Naked” – Hagel Fired As SecDef

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has been fired.His tenure was less than two years.

His departure comes after a long period of disagreement with President Obama over what Hagel saw as disastrous budget and manpower cuts by the White House that affected American military capabilities, disagreements of the president’s strategies in Afghanistan and in both the nature and the methods used to fight Islamic State.

Basically, he was fired for telling the Emperor that he was naked. And as a convenient scapegoat for the Administration’s failures.

According to one of my sources, what clinched it was his disagreement with the president about the need for ground forces in Iraq to fight Islamic State. His statement about ‘not wanting to put boots on the ground where they are needed’ contradicted the president directly and made him a target for Obama’s consigliere Valerie Jarrett, who reportedly went ballistic, pushed hard for Hagel’s firing, saying that ‘these people in the Pentagon needs to remember who they work for.’

Hagel’s parting shot was an interview he did with PBS’s Charlie Rose last week in an interview Rose conducted at the Pentagon:

Rose asked Hagel to elaborate on comments that he made in a speech at the Reagan Library last weekend. In that speech, Hagel said that America’s military capability, while still the best in the world, is being threatened.

Hagel re-iterated that to Rose, but also left viewers to wonder about the direction that President Obama is taking the military.

“I am worried about it, I am concerned about it, Chairman Dempsey is, the chiefs are, every leader of this institution,” Hagel said, including Pentagon leadership but leaving both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s names out of his list of officials who are worried about the U.S. military’s declining capability. Hagel said that the Congress and the American people need to know what while the U.S. military remains the strongest, best trained and most motivated in the world, its lead is being threatened because of policies being implemented now.

Hagel went on to note that a good leader prepares their institution for future success, saying that “the main responsibility of any leader is to prepare your institution for the future. If you don’t do that, you’ve failed. I don’t care how good you are, how smart you are, any part of your job. If you don’t prepare your institution, you’ve failed.”

In the past couple of years, Hagel has warned that defense budget cuts implemented under President Obama were hurting readiness and capability. The “how smart you are” line may be a veiled shot at President Obama, who basks in a media image that he is a cerebral, professorial president.

Another mark against Hagel was that he reportedly underwent something of a change of views regarding Israel during his tenure as Secretary of Defense, especially during the Gaza War that did not jibe with the president. He came to see Israel as a more important ally than he had previously indicated, and facilitated arms shipments to Israel during the last Gaza War.

Once President Obama realized that the Pentagon was okaying arms shipments in a way that that would have been normal under any other administration but that he objected to, he stopped shipments of armaments like Hellfire missiles to Israel that the Israelis had already paid for in the middle of the Gaza War and held them up for ‘State Department review.’ This had never been done previously to Israel in a war situation. The Israelis did not receive the shipments until after the war was over, and Hagel reportedly caught a great deal of flak over it.

Chuck Hagel will continue to serve as Secretary of Defense until a new one is nominated and confirmed.

I did not support Chuck Hagel when he was nominated as SecDef, especially after his sub par confirmation hearing. However, sometimes people rise above their limitations when put in a position of responsibility, just as they sometimes fail to do so. Chuck Hagel had the ability to see that something was horribly wrong with the way President Obama was handling matters of defense and national security, and the courage to say so to the president.

There are some presidents who have had the ability to absorb contradictory views and use them to make their determinations, even modify their perceptions. Unfortunately, the president Chuck Hagel served is not one of them. Instead, he’s one whom no one can tell anything to that contradicts his own, set in stone ideas. He perceives anyone who deviates from that in any way as disloyal, and for that sin, Chuck Hagel had to go.

Res ipsa loquiter.

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Dems Throw Mary Landrieu To The wolves, Reject Keystone Pipeline

 Embattled Louisiana Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu was on her knees, literally. She begged her fellow Democrats in the lame duck Senate to vote to pass the Keystone Pipeline, because she saw it as the only slim chance she had left to save her sea…

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Israel Takes Out Three Senior Hamas Commanders

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Robin Williams Dead, Suspected Suicide

Comedian and Oscar winning actor Robin Williams has died at his home in Tiburon, California at the age of 63. Local authorities suspect the death was a suicide based on what they found at the scene, but they’re apparently waiting for a coroner’s offici… . . . → Read More: Robin Williams Dead, Suspected Suicide

Leaving The Building: Shinseki ‘Resigns’, Carney Runs For Cover

The Obama Administration typically saves document dumps, information that reflects badly on the regime and other controversial news for Friday afternoons DC time, in order to allow the traditional weekend lull in the news cycle to diffuse things a little.

Today, the president finally dropped the ax on VA head General Norman Shinseki, announcing that he had ‘agreed to accept Shinseki’s resignation’ after agreeing with his VA secretary that Shinseki had become a “distraction.”

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Actually, this was planned as a distraction to allow President Obama some cover (‘Look, he’s doing something about it’) and provide even members of his own party with a convenient scapegoat for a scandal the White House was deeply,deeply involved in.

Sloan D. Gibson, the deputy secretary of veterans affairs, is taking over as acting secretary until a permanent replacement for Shinseki is found and confirmed by the Senate. In view of President Obama’s constant efforts to cut back and derail VA benefits from the beginning of his presidency, the new nominee ought to be interesting.

President Obama said in his press conference that the VA’s initial review showed that “the misconduct has not been limited to a few VA facilities, but many across the country.” He said that was “totally unacceptable,” adding: “Last week I said that if we found misconduct, it would be punished, and I meant it.”

‘Punished’???  This is going to be contained and stonewalled. In the Obama regime, no one is ever accountable for anything unless Our Dear Leader decides otherwise. You see, in response to a question, the president answered that he was going to leave it to the Justice Department and AG Eric Holder to determine “whether there’s been criminal wrongdoing” within the VA system. No one is going to be ‘punished’,except perhaps some low level apparatchnicks as needed, who like Shinseki can be sacrificed to take the fall.

Another White House figure who’s leaving is the regime’s own Baghdad Bob, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. President Obama referred to Carney as one of his closest advisers and friends at the White House, and gave him a nice huggie.

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“In April, Jay came to me in the Oval Office and said that he was thinking of moving on, and I was not thrilled, to say the least,” he said. “But Jay has had to wrestle with this decision for quite some time.”

Actually, I think, unlike Shinseki, Lyin’ Jay actually did resign. At this point, I think he was having trouble looking himself in the mirror every morning, and even his allies on the press corps shunned him like the hideous jackal he had become. That image will fade with him out of the spotlight and give him a chance after a few months to rehabilitate his image and get a gig as a talking head on MSNBC or one of the alphabet networks.

Carney’s deputy Josh Earnest will take over the job as the president’s press secretary. Some people will literally do anything for money.

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It’s Scapegoat Time In ObamaLand – Sebelius ‘Resigns’

It’s official. The foul Kommissar in charge of dismantling America’s health system and imposing ObamaCare is ‘resigning’ effective immediately and President Obama is going to nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and…

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Piers Morgan To ‘Quit’ CNN Show

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CNN has decided to pull the plug on Piers Morgan.

While it looked like a good idea for a while to have a mendacious blowhard with an obnoxious foreign accent on the air people would tune in just to dislike, eventually it got old, the novelty wore off and his ratings plummeted. So he’s now ‘resigning’ from CNN’s prime time 9 PM slot:

“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” he said.

“Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it,” he said. “That’s run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”

‘Jeff’, by the way is Jeff Zucker, formerly chief of NBC, who inherited Piers Morgan from his predecessor Jonathan Klein when he took over.

Morgan’s contract runs out in September, so I’m certain Jeff Zucker has some ideas about different ways to use him effectively until then:

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After that, it’s anyone’s guess, since he’s unemployable in the UK after being caught faking stories while working at The Daily Mirror. MSNBC perhaps? Or maybe he could go back to judging talent shows part time.

In any event, CNN has finally had enough.

Buh Bye!

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AG Eric Holder Says He Will Resign This Year – And What’s Behind It

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MSNBC’S Martin Bashir ‘Resigns’

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MSNBC’s Pakistani/Brit import Martin Bashir announced his ‘resignation’ today:

Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the President of MSNBC, I have tendered my resignation. It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments.

I deeply regret what was said, will endeavor to work hard at making constructive contributions in the future and will always have a deep appreciation for our viewers – who are the smartest, most compassionate and discerning of all television audiences. I would also wish to express deepest gratitude to my immediate colleagues, and our contributors, all of whom have given so much of themselves to our broadcast.’

What was said, of course, was a vicious on air rant about Governor Sarah Palin, who in a speech to a crowd at Iowa’s Faith and Freedom Coalition event compared the mushrooming national debt to slavery, saying, “..it’s going to be like slavery when that note is due.”

Bashir’s foaming at the mouth response? He referred to her as America’s “resident dunce” and characterizing her remarks as “scraping the barrel of her long-deceased mind, and using her all-time favorite analogy in an attempt to sound intelligent about the national debt.”

And finished up by suggesting that someone should defecate in her mouth and urinate in her face.

Now, after this went viral, Bashir did do a fairly self-serving on-air apology, but he was never suspended, fairly egregious in view of how Alec Baldwin at MSNBC was tossed off the network immediately for a few anti-gay slurs.

The difference of course is simple,really. Baldwin was off the reservation and his remarks were merely an unscripted reflection of his out of control temper.Martin Bashir’s stunt was entirely different.

In the entertainment biz, (and let’s face it, that’s the business MSNBC is in) market share and ratings are all that count. The suits at MSNBC took a look at Piers Morgan over at CNN, who used to be unknown and is unemployable in the UK since he was caught fabricating news stories, but who has carved out a career in a small way by being an obnoxious and nasty Lefty with a British accent.

I guarantee you that Bashir doesn’t even sneeze on the air unless it’s written into his TelePrompTer. So the Palin rant was cleared and vetted by MSNBC’s management beforehand. Because, you see, the idea was for Bashir to become MSNBC’s Piers Morgan, by being even nastier than Piers Morgan. And thereby garnering some ratings for their putrid little network.

And of course, Martin Bashir, whose last claim to fame was putting together an awful documentary about Michael Jackson a decade ago that most of Jackson’s closest associates claim drove Jackson to depression was eager to play along.

That’s precisely why they didn’t suspend him or fire him.

Unfortunately for them, Sarah Palin has been around and understands this game a lot better than the boys at MSNBC.She didn’t waste her time with unloading on Bashir, realizing he was just one of the willing lackeys. Instead, she got in touch with NBC, and canceled a series of interviews she had scheduled, explaining she no longer felt comfortable appearing on their network.

Now, Sarah Palin means ratings and that means money, something Steve Burke and the suits at NBC understand. So then they called Phil Griffin, the keeper in charge of the MSNBC asylum and lo and behold, all of a sudden Bashir comes out with that sniveling little apology. And when the stink still didn’t dissipate, Bashir was called into Griffin’s office for a little chat.

Naturally, MSNBC covered for their own part in this sordid drama:

“Martin Bashir resigned today, effective immediately. I understand his decision and I thank him for three great years with msnbc. Martin is a good man and respected colleague – we wish him only the best.”

A good ‘man’? They must have a very different definition than I do.

Being a Leftist tool means never having to say you’re sorry, no matter what, so Bashir might just surface somewhere. If all else fails, he’s reportedly fluent in Urdu, so I’m sure he can get a gig in Pakistan, where their notion of how to treat uppity women might be a a bit more in line with what he expressed on the air.

Good riddance.

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Iran’s Cyberwarfare Head Shot Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances

 

Mojtaba Ahmadi, the head of Iran’s cyberwarfare division was shot to death under mysterious circumstances in a wooded area near the town of Karaj, just north-west of Tehran.

According to Alborz,the Revolutionary Guard’s website, local police said that he was shot dead Saturday by two men on a motorbike.

A motorbike…that rings a bell. Ah, yes that’s reminiscent of how Iranian nuke scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was taken out, with a magnetic bomb attached to his car by two men on a motorbike.

No one in Iran has come up with the usual accusation against the all powerful, insidious Zionists. As a matter of fact, when the officers of the Cyber War Headquarters confirmed that Ahmadi had been their commander and posted condolence messages on their Facebook page, Alborz took them to task for revealing too much information.

“Stop giving more information about him. The counter-revolutionaries will take advantage of his murder,It sounds like a hit job for a security officer of this importance”.

My money is on the Iranian dissident group Mujahadeen-e-Khalq (MEK)as the actual hit men..perhaps with a little Mossad encouragement, perhaps not.

In any event, nice work.

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1928- 2013..Jewish Show Biz Legend Eydie Gorme Makes The Passage

Eydie Gorme(pronounced Gor-MAY), one of the world’s great pop singers passed away in Las Vegas Saturday of an illness. She was 84, and died just a few day shy of her August 16th birthday.

Along with her husband, Steve Lawrence, she was one of the great pop singers of the 1950’s and 1960’s, starting out with Tex Beneke’s Big Band, where Steve Allen, the originator of the ‘Tonight Show ‘ format saw her and hired her back in 1953.

She met her husband Steve Lawrence on the show, where Lawrence was also working.

“Eydie has been my partner onstage and in life for more than 55 years,” Lawrence said in a statement. “I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and even more the first time I heard her sing. While my personal loss is unimaginable, the world has lost one of the greatest pop vocalists of all time.”

The two became a vocal duo noted for their onstage back-and-forth banter long before Sonny and Cher, and had a successful TV show that ended in 1958 when Lawrence was drafted and spent two years in the army.

Her first album with Lawrence, We Got Us, won a Grammy in 1960. The two also recorded separately, Steve hitting Billboard’s top 10 with “Go Away Little Girl” in 1962 and Eydie having a hit with “Blame It on the Bossa Nova” in 1963 and winning a Grammy for “If He Walked into My Life” in 1966:

Yeah, she could sing.

Eydie Gorme was a Bronx girl, a Sephardi Jew whose father was a Sicilian tailor and whose mother was originally from Turkey. She grew up speaking Ladino, the equivalent of Yiddish for Sephardic Jews as well as English, and her Spanish was good enough for her to find work as a translator before her singing career took off.

Interestingly enough, she was a pioneer in Latino/Spanish language recording back in the mid 60’s, fronting a group called Trio Los Panchos that had hits both in the U.S. and Latin America.

When rock n’ roll hit, Steve and Eydie lost some of their audience because they stuck to traditional pop stylings, but they always were in demand in Vegas and had enough of a devoted following to do the odd television special, and to open for none other than Frank Sinatra as Ol’ Blue Eyes’ opening act on several tours.

A great singer and entertainer. RIP.

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Another Jew Hater Takes The Dirt Nap- Helen Thomas, 1921-2013

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Janet Napolitano To Resign As Head Of DHS

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Yes, Big Sis is getting out of DC while the getting is good. With things like Fast and Furious, the NSA scandal, the AP scandal and numerous others brewing around the Obama Administration, she’s decided it might be smarter to get out of Dodge for awhile.

And where’s she headed? Where do all failed political figures from Democrat administrations go? If not to the media, than to academia.

Big Sis has been named to be the next president of the 10 campus University of California system, at three times the salary she now makes.

Why her? Oh, the L.A. Times article provides a few perhaps unintended hints:

UC officials believe that her Cabinet experiences –- which include helping to lead responses to hurricanes and tornadoes and overseeing some anti-terrorism measures — will help UC administer its federal energy and nuclear weapons labs and aid its federally funded research in medicine and other areas. […}

Robert Powell, the chairman of UC’s system-wide faculty Senate and who consulted on the UC search, said Napolitano stood out among the more than 300 potential candidates. She “has demonstrated an outstanding ability to deal with complex organizations under demanding circumstances,” he said.

Acknowledging that she will be a departure from UC’s traditions of having a president with strong records in campus administration or academic research, he stressed that her political skills will be important. “When she goes to Sacramento, clearly the conversations will be on a different plane,” he said.

Yes, it’s about the Federal and State benjamins.

Interestingly enough, a Times poll at the link showed that 77% of the locals think she’s a bad choice to head the UC system, as of 9 AM PST this morning.

While it will certainly be refreshing to be rid of her, rest assured that President Obama will pick someone even worse to fill her slot.

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