Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Michael Brown Just Keeps Digging And Digging

Yesterday, one of the shining stars of the Bush Administration, Michael "Brownie" Brown, best known for his exemplary handling of the aftermath of Katrina as head of FEMA, thought that it would be a fantastic idea to offer his thoughts on how emergency situations should be managed:

Michael Brown, the former FEMA director infamously praised by President George W. Bush for doing a "heckuva job" during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, told a local paper that President Barack Obama acted too quickly in mobilizing relief for Superstorm Sandy.

"Here's my concern," Brown told Denver's Westword on Monday, suggesting that the official response was actually making people complacent. "It's premature [when] the brunt of the storm won't happen until later this afternoon."
Apparently, he thought he did as great a job with that interview as he did handling Katrina, that he decided to continue speaking today:

"In the context of the election, I simply said he should have waited," Brown said. "The storm was still forming, people were debating whether it was going to be as bad as expected, or not, and I noted that the president should have let the governors and mayors deal with the storm until it got closer to hitting the coastal areas along the Washington, D.C.-New York City corridor."
Two things. First, Brown seems to be essentially arguing that being over prepared is worse than being under prepared, which makes a lot of sense, let's be real. Second I have to say, I don't quite get what Brownie meant when he said "let the governors and mayors deal with the storm". I mean, one would figure that those people were ALREADY trying to deal with it, and that you wouldn't need someone having to get you to do that. In any case, the whole point of federal involvement in situations like Sandy is that some times states CAN'T DO THINGS ALL ON THEIR OWN.


Also, can I just take a minute to express my amazement at how shameless shit stains like Brown truly are? I mean, here you have a guy who is appointed to the highest ranking position in a federal agency dedicated to crisis management, who (shockingly enough) had no experience whatsoever in crisis management! The way he handled the aftermath of Katrina is the stuff of legends when it comes to incompetence, and wound up being forced to resign in disgrace. Yet despite that ignomonious track record, instead of crawling to the deepest, darkest crevice, and avoiding any instance of coming into contact with the outside world ever again, this douchebag feels that he has every right to criticize Obama for (here's the punchline) actually doing his fucking job!

I mean is there really any better example of the pure, distilled essence of the modern day Republican Party? Of course, in right wing circles, Brown didn't do anything wrong during Katrina. Every bad thing that happened at that time was self imposed by the uppity coloreds who were too stupid because of their inability to develop gills. Quite the contrary, Brown is in fact a goddamned hero to these same right wingers, and that's why he'll continue to make retarded comments like this.

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