Before I get to the meat of this post, let me provide a little background. Late last year, I covered how the former head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, was pushing through a 28% tuition hike within the University of California system so that administrators can get huge pay raises. Naturally, students weren’t all that pleased and decided to get creative with their protesting. Big Sis didn’t like this one bit.
What’s amusing is that in a prepared statement she noted:
“They want to be sure that their voices are being heard and I want to commit to them that their voices are being heard.”
Sounds reasonable; however, she quickly lost her patience and was heard on a hot mic saying:
“Let’s just break. Let’s go, let’s go. We don’t have to listen to this crap.”
Let’s just say this isn’t going to help improve her relationship with the student body. CBS reports:
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – University of California President Janet Napolitano remarked to a fellow regent that they “didn’t have to listen to this crap” as underwear-clad protesters denounced potential tuition hikes during a meeting Wednesday in San Francisco.
Napolitano was sitting next UC regent Chairman Bruce Varner as a group of about two dozen protesters shouted loudly, denouncing potential tuition hikes when she made the remark, which she may not have known was being recorded.
As the protests began, the cameras stayed on the regents. There was some confusion over what to do. That’s when Napolitano leans over to Varner and said, “Let’s just break. Let’s go, let’s go. We don’t have to listen to this crap.” Her hot mic caught the comment.
The comment was a different tone from Napolitano at the very same meeting. “They want to be sure that their voices are being heard and I want to commit to them that their voices are being heard,” she said.
Now here’s the video clip:
Don’t worry Big Sis, I’m sure you can always get a cushy job at a private equity firm if necessary. The serfs won’t bother you there.
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