Even noted Napolitano critic Representative Russell Pearce is saying nice things about the Governor as she gets tapped for the Homeland Security Job. Although Napolitano also came to Pearce's defence during the Primary Election, don't expect these two to be sharing an ice cream sundae anytime soon. Pearce couldn't help but give a backhanded compliment:
"I think she's a good person to have in that office," he said Thursday afternoon. "But I say that recognizing that this is a radically left-leaning administration."
The kinds words will continue to flow from friends and critics alike as Napolitano ponders her future. The Tribune has already put together a slideshow celebrating Napolitano through the years. You can almost hear "Its so hard to say goodbye to yesterday" playing in the background as you click through.