Professor Napolitano

I draw cartoons for The Los Angeles Times about issues related to California and the Southland (metro Los Angeles).

This week: Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will head the University of California system…for some reason. Paired with the embarrassing spat over former General David Petraeus, whom NYU was going to spend $200,000 a year to teach two classes (the usual rate is a few thousand dollars), it is clear that academia has become besotted with celebrities, passing over qualified scholars to make a splash. Never mind that they’re unqualified.

3 thoughts on “LOS ANGELES TIMES CARTOON: Professor Napolitano

  1. Reminds me of how the ‘main-stream’ media is so eager to get Cheney and Rummy on their shows to discuss national ‘defense’ matters. In our system, once you’re in, you’re in.

    Definitely ‘leanin’ in.’

    Administrators and executives are eager for any excuse to cut costs no matter how beneficial.

    Every reminder of imminent, creepy dystopian scenarios gets my support!

  2. Someone is going to have to explain this whole ‘leanin’ in.’ thing. Urbandictionary.com doesn’t define it, so I got nothin.

  3. Mr. Rall wrote a scathing column on Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg. She wrote a book called Lean In that says women have no one to blame but themselves for lack of success and they should act more like how she believes men act: aggressively. Notice how here and in the Susan Rice cartoon, it’s a woman ‘succeeding’ at which the ‘leanin’ in’ comment is directed.