Re "Napolitano offers narrow agenda" (Editorials, Nov. 1): I believe the editorial board got it exactly wrong in its critique of University of California President Janet Napolitano's maiden speech at the Commonwealth Club.
The unique skills that she brings to the job are precisely the ones she has chosen to emphasize in her first months. As a governor and cabinet aecretary, her strength is her ability to analyze a large organization structurally, identify the inefficiencies, the redundancies and the outright absurdities and work to make our university system stronger, leaner and ultimately more accessible and affordable.
Let's leave the showboating and flashy initiatives for another day. It may make good copy for The Bee, but it isn't where a good leader and manager should start.
-- Michael Biggs, Folsom