Joe Biden: Janet Napolitano Should Be on the Supreme Court

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Vice President Joe Biden thinks former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano should be on the Supreme Court of the United States.

If Biden actually believes that, then it looks like he might not have too much sway over his boss, who has nominated two justices to the Supreme Court, neither of them named Janet Napolitano.

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It was always rumored that Napolitano was on Obama's short list, but that obviously didn't work out so well for Napoltiano.

Biden's announcement came during a 10-minute-or-so gushing farewell speech for Napolitano, who's resigning from her post as Homeland Security Secretary, a position she took after resigning her post as Arizona's governor.

"I think Janet should be on the Supreme Court of the United States," Biden just kind of blurted out during his speech.

You can catch the whole sappy thing on C-SPAN, starting around the 9:45 mark.

Napolitano, who's moving on to a job as the president of the University of California system, might still have a chance some day, since just less than half of the nine Supreme Court justices are older than dirt (75). Two of those guys were appointed by Ronald Reagan -- you know, the guy who hasn't been president for almost 25 years now?

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Nick Roen
Nick Roen

I say we put her in jail, or send her to the front lines of Syria.

Robert Waller
Robert Waller

I agree; but if the current court is any indicator, she's way overqualified.

Dana Wittmann
Dana Wittmann

Top Notch Law Enforcer and was a pretty good governor. She's fair -exactly what we need on the Supreme Court

marcy
marcy

With her track record at the DHS stomping on the civil liberties of US citizens, the last place she needs to be is on the US Supreme Court.

Victor Hoelscher
Victor Hoelscher

On the Supreme Court sweeping off the roof or doing building maintenance, YES. Inside of the Supreme Court and anywhere near the bench.... HELL NO!!

robert_graham
robert_graham

Actually that lezzie should be thrown out of this country. She's a disgrace to all mankind.

Susan Kislingbury
Susan Kislingbury

HELL YES...couldn't be any worse than SCablia and Coconut Thomas!!!

Diane Molloy
Diane Molloy

We definitely need more WOMEN on the supreme court.

Leslie Jones
Leslie Jones

The 2 jobs she's had in the last 7 years.

elmergantry71
elmergantry71

Biden is a douche. Still, she probably would be better than most of the knuckleheads on SCOTUS right now.

Penny Tompkins Cook
Penny Tompkins Cook

She would never pass the vetting because of her position for the present administration. She would have before. She is very smart. Hope the best for her

Eric Temple
Eric Temple

Hell no. Anyone who supports the state surveillance and police machine like she does, has no business on the Supreme Court.

Gary Deyoung
Gary Deyoung

Joe says dumb things that get people in trouble. Just like that guy that was arrested for discharging his gun because of Joe's dumb words.

Leslie Jones
Leslie Jones

Disagree. She quit her last 2 jobs. How long would she last at a 'lifetime' job? No way.

Rivka da Cat
Rivka da Cat

She's got the brains for it and hopefully has enough good judgement for it

Linda Gibson
Linda Gibson

I like that idea... Sorry, all entitled to our opinion... BUT, I don't think she would take it. California is less stressful than The Supreme courts! heh,ehe,he!

Tony Baroni
Tony Baroni

The GOP suggest Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Just no limits to Bidens stupidity.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Hey, in the 30 years I've lived here Janet is one of only two governors who HAVEN'T left office under criminal indictment, a cloud of incompetence, or both. The only other member of this exclusive club is Rose Mofford, ALSO A DEMOCRAT.

As far as her being on the SCOTUS, she would sure be an improvement over the likes of Scalia or Thomas.

drgonzo
drgonzo

No.  Just no.  Harriet Miers was more qualified.

Berto
Berto

What happened to the harassment /sex discrimination suit brought against her by an HS employee? Guess we don't need to concern ourselves with that?

bgray59
bgray59

@shadeaux14 What about the budget shenanigans that Nappy pulled that almost bankrupted the state.

Many of our parks are still closed because of her budgetary fraud. 

marcy
marcy

@shadeaux14 

Rose Mofford was incompetent as well, but everyone liked her because she reminded people of their senile grandmother.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@shadeaux14  

I've been around longer to remember some bad Democrats, too, although we've generally been less crazy with a Republican legislature vetoable by a Democrat Governor.  Most of the Democrats, like Napolitano, left office early to work for the feds, so they didn't get a chance to leave under a cloud.

 

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