|There are lap dogs, and then there are lap dogs|
...When the Bay Area News Group asked officials at the Irvine, Riverside and San Diego campuses whether they knew the president’s office would be altering their responses to auditors, each campus directed questions back to the Office of the President.
UC Regent John Pérez even turned down an interview request because, according to his spokesman, officials from the president’s office had requested that all press inquiries go through them.
“Unbelievable,” said Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who serves with Pérez on the board of regents — officials, he says, who are too often “lap dogs” for the Office of the President. “Enough said right there. If that’s the case, it just reinforces, full stop, my concern.”
But he’s not blaming Napolitano. Newsom, who is running for governor, cites weak board oversight for the fact that UC has “the Legislature breathing down our necks.”...
Full story at http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/30/scathing-audit-tests-uc-president-janet-napolitanos-political-skills/
I guess you would have to walk in the lite governor's shoes to understand his choice of words: