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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Incompetence for Hire

Brownie's got a new job, which basically amounts to consulting emergency responders on how to control the media's message during a disaster, or more accurately, how not to:

Ousted FEMA director Michael Brown, who was vilified over his handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, plans to make a fresh start in Colorado, selling his expertise about how emergency planning can go right or so very wrong. '

"You have to do it with candor. To do it otherwise gives you no credibility," Brown said Wednesday. "I think people are curious: 'My gosh, what was it like? The media just really beat you up. You made mistakes. I don't want to be in that situation. How do I avoid that?'"

In an interview with the Rocky Mountain News, Brown acknowledged key mistakes he made while overseeing the federal response to the hurricane that ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi. He also lashed out at the media and discussed plans to base his fledgling consulting business in the Boulder-Longmont area of Colorado, where he lived before joining the Bush Administration in 2001.

Apparently, Brownie's catastrophic incompetence, is outshined by his utter lack of shame. Impressive. I'm sure he'll do a heckuva job.

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