Janet Napolitano To Head Homeland Security?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, DHS, The War On Terrorism

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.

From Politico:

Napolitano brings law-and-order experience from her stint as the Grand Canyon State’s first female attorney general. One of the nation’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 America’s five best governors, calling her “A Mountaineer on the Political Rise.”

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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2 Responses to “Janet Napolitano To Head Homeland Security?”

  1. movie fan Says:

    if her decades of failing to secure the Mexico-AZ border are any indication, then she should do a real bang-up job securing the whole country

  2. Vincent Christian Says:

    @ movie fan

    I beg to differ on your assessment—although hindsight is 20/20. There have been some major successes since Janet Napolitano was appointed head of Homeland Security. For instance, currently exposing & targeting a US citizen who was a Al Qaeda operative, working with the CIA covert operations in Yemen successfully killing 2 well-known terrorists, and of course the killing of Osama Bin Laden where she helped play a role in orchestrating the covert mission which resulted in his death

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