OK, I don’t have the issue of Robin in which Stephanie Brown snares the job of Robin. I do have the preceding two, in which Jack Drake finds out Tim is Robin and, after being unable to persuade Bruce to fire him, convinces Tim to quit.
Stephanie seems uniquely unsuited to the job. I haven’t seen her much as Spoiler (she did make an appearance in Green Arrow: quiver, and another in Bruce Wayne: Murderer?) but she strikes me as an immature brat with some fighting skills and maybe some detective skills. She obviously can’t handle herself in any kind of real crisis situation. She seems more than a little manipulitive. Hell, Batman doesn’t even trust her eonugh to tell her his “true” identity.
So, she can’t cut it and is fired, and in attempt to get her job back, she decides to organize an All-Gotham Uber-Criminal Peace Party. Yeah, that ought to work, especially when the supposed prime mover doesn’t show up because, as it turns out, he’s actually one of Batman’s alter egoes. Um, yeah. She was fired for disobeying a direct order in the field, so she thinks it’s a good idea to go behind his back and do something this dicey. So, she ends up causing a multi-organizational gang war and basically turns Gotham into one big battlefield. That ought to get her the job back, sure.
So, would somebody please explain to me why Batman would hire an irresponsible flake like Stephanie to be Robin? Didn’t he learn his lesson with Jason Todd?