Friday, November 25, 2005

Ex-FEMA Head Starts Disaster Planning Firm

Okay, when you are finished rolling on the floor, you can read the excerpt:

Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, heavily criticized for his agency's slow response to Hurricane Katrina, is starting a disaster preparedness consulting firm to help clients avoid the sort of errors that cost him his job.

"If I can help people focus on preparedness, how to be better prepared in their homes and better prepared in their businesses _ because that goes straight to the bottom line _ then I hope I can help the country in some way," Brown told the Rocky Mountain News for its Thursday editions.

Hmmm, maybe he should make it specific to emergency planning for horses--oh wait horses cost money. No one would hire him for that.

Brown said officials need to "take inventory" of what's going on in a disaster to be able to answer questions to avoid appearing unaware of how serious a situation is.

In the aftermath of the hurricane, critics complained about Brown's lack of formal emergency management experience and e-mails that later surfaced showed him as out of touch with the extent of the devastation.

Ex-FEMA Head Starts Disaster Planning Firm

Notice his continuing focus on "appearances".

But don't worry about Michael Brown. In fact he continues to draw the blame for New Orleans away from Bush who chose him for the position. This might not affect a slight majority of the nation, but when you've reacted badly to a disaster as Bush did and a good part of your tribe is suffering, then, in the tribalism that the Bush administration has coverted our nation to, you're politically dead. You need a scapegoat, and Michael Brown was the scapegoat for the Hurricane disaster response. At least your tribe can feast on the goat (with appologies to Charlie Brown).

So don't you worry about Michael, he will be well taken care of. Every bit of business will likely be registered as a donation to the mighty "Keep Bush in Office" campaign. Or don't you think that a president should be impeached for serious incompetency?


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