Friday, March 20, 2015
Turns out she did say it
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 http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/03/19/napolitano-apologizes-for-calling-disruptive-uc-students-protest-crap/
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."*