Thursday, November 01, 2012
Well, That's Perhaps Mildly Understated
In an interview with the alt-weekly Denver Westword, former FEMA chief Michael Brown worried that Obama may have jumped the gun. "Why was this so quick?" asked Brown.
As head of FEMA from 2003 to 2005, Brown coordinated the federal response to Hurricane Katrina. He was famously praised by President Bush for doing a "heck of a job," although he resigned shortly afterward.
Yeah, Brownie "coordinated" the federal "response" and for no apparent reason after being praised, resigned.
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Brown was quoted out of context! Here's the full quote:
"Why was this so quick? Don't they know they're supposed to fart around for AT LEAST a week to let the poors die off and 'cleanse' the voter rolls. At least that's what the memo that *I* got said to do, which is why Dubya praised my Katrina response.
Oh, and if you move too quickly you give up all of your leverage to screw over the governor of the other party, and what's the use of that?"
Posted by: Snarki, child of Loki | Nov 1, 2012 11:22:21 AM
I think the neocons wanted to teach the unwashed masses that government was not going to help, government was only for corporations and making war. Gore flew in an airplane and helped people out. Bush flew in a plane over the flooded area. At least they flew low so he could see the floating bodies.
Posted by: ellroon | Nov 1, 2012 11:49:41 AM