F.E.M.A.- F*cking Enormous Mismanagement After-the-fact (and before….)

Sep 28, 2005 by

Like any agency I am sure that there are huge numbers of wonderful, compassionate, competent people working for FEMA. It is, however, the man in charge who holds responsibility (hence the size of his paycheck). And by the way, when Brown faced Senate confirmation hearings in 2002 as FEMA’s deputy director, there was wide bipartisan support, and the then-Democratic controlled Senate approved Brown on a voice vote. This is NOT about party lines. This is about making Public Servants serve the public.

From the Current House of Representatives Hearing of Michael Brown:

“I’m happy you left,” said Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn. “Because that kind of, you know, look in the lights like a deer tells me that you weren’t capable to do the job.”

“You get an F-minus in my book,” said Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss.

At several points, Brown turned red in the face and slapped the table in front of him.

“So I guess you want me to be the superhero, to step in there and take everyone out of New Orleans,” Brown said.

“What I wanted you to do is do your job and coordinate,” Shays retorted.

FEMA Official Says Agency Heads Ignored Warnings http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4849706

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