Obviously Janet Napolitano is not excited that people are beginning to notice that Arizona has been No. 1 in the nation in crime during her entire administration. My post last night obviously hit a nerve on the 9th floor, because Janet’s campaign spokesman hit back with a brutal, over-the-top quote attacking me for a bunch of things I never said or implied.
Amazingly, Janet’s spinmeister managed to call me “beyond contempt,” “reckless,” “appalling” and “irresponsible” in one short sound bite. He stopped short of accusing me of being one of the serial killers, but just barely.
As someone who worked for years to train and assist law enforcement around the nation, I am a big supporter of our men and women who put their lives on the line to fight crime. Since this seems to have escaped the Napolitano campaign, let me clarify — it is your lack of leadership I am criticizing, not the efforts of our local police. To suggest otherwise is “beyond contempt.”
Instead of attacking me, the Napolitano campaign might try answering this question — how did Arizona become No. 1 in the nation in crime while Janet Napolitano was leading our law enforcement efforts as U.S. Attorney and Attorney General?