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FEMA Brown does the right thing.. now it's the Mayor, the Gov's & Sen Landrieu's Turn

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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Time for them all to resign now!!!

    Embattled FEMA Director Mike Brown Resigns
    By RON FOURNIER, AP Political Writer
    7 minutes ago


    WASHINGTON - Federal Emergency Management Agency director Mike Brown said Monday he has resigned "in the best interest of the agency and best interest of the president," three days after losing his onsite command of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

    "The focus has got to be on FEMA, what the people are trying to do down there," Brown told The Associated Press.
     

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  2. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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  3. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    And the president's?

    Here's a MF that Bush appointed for this position. Is he not accountable?! Haha, what was I thinking...
     
  4. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    How about the Congress who approved the appointment?
     
  5. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    poor brownie
     
  6. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Fire them all.
     
  7. Nagaredama

    Nagaredama Turbo Monkey

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    Since FEMA was rolled into the Department of Homeland Security its head is no longer confirmed by the Senate. Chertoff was confirmed by the Senate.

    Of course neither of these guys or the three people below Brown have emergency/disaster relief experience. Pure political appointments.
     
  8. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    No, Brown was confirmed. I think Lieberman (thanks again bud) was on that panel.
     
  9. Nagaredama

    Nagaredama Turbo Monkey

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    Everything I read states he was confirmed as Deputy Director of FEMA in 2002. Not director.

    If he was confirmed as Director would you please forward me a link to it? I would like to read the transcripts.

    Thanks
    Scott
     
  10. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    If I hired someone (regardless if some "VP's" gave the nod to my recommendation) that was completely incapable and inexperienced and cost the company a boatload of problems, my head would roll.

    Then again, I live in the real world.
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Well, I found the link for his Deputy Director confirmation. 102 pages of fluff: http://www.voluntarytrade.org/downloads/Brown_ConfirmHrg.pdf
     
  12. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    Good call. I missed that.
     
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    Inclag Turbo Monkey

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    ... :nopity:
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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    http://www.courant.com/news/politic...10,0,4770593.story?coll=hc-headlines-politics

    Regular love fest.

    And here is why he never had to go thru confirmation hearings to be come Director.

     
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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9315184/

    At least he is a fireman.

    R. David Paulison, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s emergency preparedness force, will lead the beleaguered agency, according to three administration sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not yet been made.

    As chief of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, Paulison led 1,900 personnel under a $200 million operating budget. He was also in charge of Dade County's emergency management office, according to his biography
     
  16. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    if arabian horses were dying in NO, there might have been a stronger, more cohesive rescue effort in the early days.
     
  17. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    that's just being unfair, and understating his true ability: i'm sure he developed some hard core photocopying skills while working as the assistant to the city manager way back when
     
  18. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    Assuming his resume is legit, of course. If it's anything like Brownie's, that would mean he lived next door to a fire station growing up.
     
  19. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    No he really was a fireman. However, he is the guy that suggested we stock up on duct tape and plastic sheeting to protect ourselves from chemical and biological attack.
     
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    That's very true. If I made a bad selection in the employment process, it would be my neck on the chopping block. Like you said that's real world--politics, on the other hand...
     
  21. N8 v2.0

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    "In case of Chemical or Biological attack, try and suffocate yourselves. It won't work, and it won't pretect you. But it'll pass the time 'till your slow pianful death and I have shares in 3M."
     
  23. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    BTW, now that my President has accepted blame, when is he going to do the right thing?