Somewhere between chairing the National Governors Association, visiting Mexico City, and traveling to Iraq and Afghanistan the governor is suppose to be the chief executive of the State of Arizona. I have read with interest how a Democrat blog claims a Republican does not understand the difference between a state and federal issue. Maybe someone should remind the governor that her first responsibility is to run the state government, not jet set around the globe for various photo-ops.
It is a little disappointing to see the blame for not reacting sooner to the neglect at the Arizona State Veteran Home placed on staff. It is like Bart Simpson’s famous “I didn’t do it. You can’t prove it. Nobody saw me.” I wonder who hired the governor’s staff. At this rate I expect to see a press release next week from the governor’s office in which Napolitano blames the whole thing on State Senator Jack Harper for “forcing” her hire Alan Stephens. It is surprising to see a politically astute character like Janet not step forward and take responsibility for the issue and move forward to fix the situation. She is getting that fatal second-term blame someone else and circle the wagons mentality.
Hopefully for Arizona and its veterans someone will step forward and exercise leadership in this matter.