Janet Napolitano is sorry she got caught trying to rig a state audit

In a contentious four-and-a-half-hour legislative hearing yesterday in Sacramento, Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, made a pro forma apology for conduct that should have gotten her fired.  She tried to rig an independent state audit, and she got caught, and she is sorry (I paraphrase). Alexi Koseff explains further in the Sacramento Bee: University of California President Janet Napolitano apologized Tuesday for creating the "wrong impression" that she had improperly interfered in a critical state audit of her office released last week. At a legislative hearing to review the audit findings, Napolitano acknowledged that she and her staff communicated with campus leaders about a survey meant to independently assess the value of her office's operations. "While we believe we did things appropriately, it is clear in retrospect that we could have handled this better," she said. "I am sorry that we did it this...(Read Full Post)