Monday, September 12, 2005

Mike Brown is Out

Mike Brown has resigned his post with FEMA today.

Embattled FEMA Director Mike Brown Resigns
By RON FOURNIER, AP Political Writer

WASHINGTON - Federal Emergency Management Agency director Mike Brown said Monday he has resigned "in the best interest of the agency and best interest of the president," three days after losing his onsite command of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

Brown, under fire for FEMA's performance in the Gulf Coast, said he feared he had become a distraction.

"The focus has got to be on FEMA, what the people are trying to do down there," Brown told The Associated Press.

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I guess Brownie should have realized what a distraction incompetence is years ago.

Paul Krugman how much of the other top Bush officals are in their job due to cronyism.

Update: For all of you still claiming that Bush said he didn't expect the levees to break because everyone was saying that New Orleans dodged a bullet, please go look at this collage of newspaper covers from that day. See if any of them said anything about how lucky the South East was.


Sigmund, Carl and Alfred said...

Yeah- Bush started cronyism.

Dingo said...

he may have not started it, but you have to admit, he is head and shoulders above the rest. Makes Jackson look like an amature.

Gun-Toting Liberal said...

Great move! This country is better off without that idiot, lying jerk at the helm of FEMA. You and I would be in prison if we'd have landed a gig like that by lying our A##es off like he did.

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