Friday, March 20, 2015

Turns out she did say it

Yesterday, we included a video in which UC prez Napolitano was reported to have said something about protesters at the Regents last Wednesday. But the audio was indistinct. Now, however, it turns out she said what the news accounts said she said:

University of California President Janet Napolitano publicly apologized Thursday for referring to a UC student protest as ‘crap’ the day before. Napolitano’s remarks were caught on videotape and set off a hailstorm of anger from students, and on social media – many calling for her to step down.
During the opening of the regents meeting at UC San Francisco, she asked for “empathy and understanding.” “I’m sorry for using a word I don’t usually use,” she said...  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.

Full story at

From now on we can expect to hear whatever she thinks, but only in words she usually uses.

Blog readers are invited to suggest a usual word she might insert:

"We don't have to listen to this ____.  I want to be sure their voices are being heard."

Perhaps some music might inspire a choice:

Or perhaps she might take comfort from a remark by Gov. Brown:
"Don't know if it's a setback. I mean, look, shit happens."*

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