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  • Friday, November 25, 2005

    Only reality can be this bent

    After proving himself truly incompetent at disaster management, Mike Brown is going into the private contracting business as... a disaster preparedness consultor. Anyone stupid enough to high him deserves what they get. From AP News:

    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.

    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.


    At 11/25/2005 03:34:00 pm, Blogger Marco Polo said...

    Of course, let's not be fooled into thinking that the problem with FEMA was primarily Mike Brown...

    At 11/25/2005 10:04:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    It wasn't. But let's not be fooled into thinking Brownie would make a heck of a disaster preparedness consultant.

    At 11/28/2005 01:17:00 am, Blogger Jez said...

    Brownie certainly is 'high'...(-;


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