There’s a name for public officials who are willing to fight the powerful in defense of the weak, even if it jeopardizes their careers: leaders.
Over the years, that’s not a word that I’ve often heard used to describe Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for secretary of Homeland Security.
Napolitano is an able politician, but her leadership skills have long been in doubt. That is especially true when it comes to the radioactive issue of immigration, which is sure to come up during her confirmation hearing Thursday. (CNN)