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Homeland Sec. Chief Janet Napolitano Dodges Questions About Serving on Supreme Court

Here we go. The latest craze in Washington: Trying to guess who will replace David Souter on the Supreme Court. Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano’s name has surfaced around here. But she’s not talking. Giving her the nod would make her such a short timer at Homeland Security. Is that such a good idea?

By Jitendra Joshi
Agence France-Presse

Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano

WASHINGTON- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was studiously evasive Sunday about whether she coveted an appointment to the Supreme Court, as Republicans and Democrats sparred over the next justice.

“I’ve got my hands full with the (swine) flu right now, and I’m going to stick with that (answer),” the former governor and attorney-general of Arizona said on Fox News Sunday.

Napolitano has been floated as a possible name for President Barack Obama to name to the highest US court, after the liberal-leaning Justice David Souter announced Friday that he plans to retire in June.

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