Blog: Janet Napolitano is sorry she got caught trying to rig a state audit:
"In a contentious four-and-a-half-hour legislative hearing yesterday in Sacramento, Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, made a pro forma apology for conduct that should have gotten her fired.
She tried to rig an independent state audit, and she got caught, and she is sorry (I paraphrase).
Alexi Koseff explains further in the Sacramento Bee:
University of California President Janet Napolitano apologized Tuesday for creating the "wrong impression" that she had improperly interfered in a critical state audit of her office released last week.
...Auditor Elaine Howle has asserted that the UC Office of the President interfered with her work by reviewing surveys sent independently to campus leaders and requesting changes that reflected more positively on its operations before they were submitted.
"In my 17 years as state auditor, we have never had a situation like this," she said Tuesday.
...Janet Napolitano had a lot riding on the outcome of a state audit she was about to face.
So she rigged it and got caught.
Koseff even provides a chart showing the changes.
And she still has her job..."