Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Mike Brown doing what he does best

That's right everybody, he's passing the buck, or playing the blame game:

Sept. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Brown, the former head of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, defended the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina before a congressional committee and called the state and local governments in Louisiana ``dysfunctional.''

``We can't deny the point that it worked in the other states and it didn't work in Louisiana,'' Brown told the House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation and Response to Hurricane Katrina. ``The people of FEMA are tired of being beat up and they don't deserve it.''

Is it possible that the scope of the catastrophe was just a little bit different in New Orleans than it was in other states? Or maybe this was more complicated than being Commissioner for the International Arabian Horse Association?

Full story here

Update, Both sides of the aisle are calling Brown out, here is a favorite passage of mine:

But some Republicans aren't holding their fire. Connecticut Republican Christopher Shays says it's apparent Brown wasn't ``capable of doing the job.'' And Texas Republican Henry Bonilla says FEMA is now widely seen as ``the dullest knife in the drawer.''

That story is here

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