Is Janet Napolitano Homesick?

Two posts ago, Chewie wrote that Congressional leaders are now asking our former governor to be fired or at least resign.

I couldn’t disagree more!

Napolitano’s most recent statements are way out of character for her. She is a very smart politician as she demonstrated here in Arizona. So why would she suddenly start putting out ludicrous and outrageous statements about single-issue motivated citzens, war veterans and terrorists crossing the Canadian border? She can’t be that stupid.

I will go out on a limb and speculate that she’s looking to get fired or forced to resign so she can get out of D.C. That can mean only one thing. She’s homesick.

Or, given her political nature, she wants to enter the 2010 Arizona Senate race.

And this is at the heart of my disagreement with Chewie. We DON”T want Janet Napolitano returning to Arizona. A Napolitano return, even despite her recent comments, would put her in prime position to take out McCain in a General Election.

So if there was one thing I could tell congressional leaders asking for her resignation, it would be keep Janet in D.C.!


  1. Arizona’s gain was DC’s loss when she took that job. Like you I don’t want to see that reversed into DC’s gain is Arizona’s loss.

  2. Iris Lynch says

    Todd, no arguing with that!

    As for Napolitano being smart, I would argue that she is manipulative and accustomed to having her own way.

  3. Veritas Vincit says

    Janet was smarter than the average wimpy Arizona member of the Legislature… but in DC she’s way over her head.

  4. I find it very hard to believe that she would still have a political future in AZ so soon after being fired for incompetence. The record would speak for itself, no matter how weak of a campaign her GOP opponent ran.

  5. Auntiefed says

    Is it really that she’s that smart or that she had smart staffers around her here that she doesn’t have helping her in DC?

    Who didn’t follow her to Homeland Security?

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