A Disastrous Choice For Homeland Security?

President-Elect Barack Obama is piecing his cabinet together among a flurry of rumors and trial balloons about who's getting what. One name that's been prominently mentioned is Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano for director of Homeland Security.

In a piece for our sister publication New Times, in Phoenix, Michael Lacey argues that naming Napolitano would be a terrible, awful, not-very-good idea.

Lacey argues that the job she's done protecting Arizona's borders can be described as "a cocktail of medocrity" -- "Consorting with anti-immigrant enforcers, indulging rank opportunism, and adhering to failed policies seem an unlikely recipe for change we can believe in," he writes.

Check it out here.

-- Richard Connelly

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