The Arizona Governor came out early for Obama, and she’s certainly known as a “no bull” type of politician, so this could be a good fit.
Still, taking over the troubled DHS is not an enviable position and she’s definitely got her work cut out for her.
Napolitano brings law-and-order experience from her stint as the Grand Canyon Stateâ€™s first female attorney general. One of the nationâ€™s most prominent female elected officials, she made frequent appearances on behalf of Barack Obama during the campaign. She was re-elected to a second four-year term in 2006.
Transition insiders have long expected that she would be offered a Cabinet slot, although she had also been mentioned for other posts, including attorney general. [...]
In 2005, TIME magazine named her one of Americaâ€™s five best governors, calling her â€œA Mountaineer on the Political Rise.â€
Now, word is she hasn’t actually been offered the job yet, but if the reports are correct it’s more of a formality at this point and it’s a no-brainer that she’ll accept.
More as it develops…
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