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How is Mike Brown still employed?

DRB

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Oct 24, 2002
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How was he ever employed in the first place?

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/09/katrina.brown.reut/index.html

Brown's biography on the Federal Emergency Management Agency Web site says he had once served as an "assistant city manager with emergency services oversight," and a White House news release in 2001 said Brown had worked for the city of Edmond, Oklahoma in the 1970s "overseeing the emergency-services division."

However, a city spokeswoman told the magazine Brown had actually worked as "an assistant to the city manager."

"The assistant is more like an intern," Claudia Deakins told the magazine. "Department heads did not report to him." Time posted the article on its Web site late on Thursday.
So the whole of his recent experience was what.....

"Judges and Stewards Commissioner" for the International Arabian Horses Association.

I understand political appointments but shouldn't they have some practical knowledge of what they are over? God forbid you find a republican fire chief or chief of police. Surely there were some Republicans that had some experience in emergency services.
 

DRB

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Someone is finally listening to me.

FEMA director Michael Brown being sent back to Washington; Homeland Security Director Chertoff to announce new leader for on-the-ground Katrina relief efforts, senior administration official tells CNN.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9266986/

Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown is being removed from his role managing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, NBC News and The Associated Press reported Friday.

Two federal officials who wouldn't be identified told the AP that Brown is being sent back to Washington from Baton Rouge, La. He was the primary official overseeing the federal government's response to the disaster. NBC learned the same thing from a relief official.
 

DRB

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Now I've got some more people to get....

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9261552/

FEMA's top three leaders -- Director Michael D. Brown, Chief of Staff Patrick J. Rhode and Deputy Chief of Staff Brooks D. Altshuler -- arrived with ties to President Bush's 2000 campaign or to the White House advance operation, according to the agency. Two other senior operational jobs are filled by a former Republican lieutenant governor of Nebraska and a U.S. Chamber of Commerce official who was once a political operative.
Meanwhile, veterans such as U.S. hurricane specialist Eric Tolbert and World Trade Center disaster managers Laurence W. Zensinger and Bruce P. Baughman -- who led FEMA's offices of response, recovery and preparedness, respectively -- have left since 2003, taking jobs as consultants or state emergency managers, according to current and former officials.
 

Inclag

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Why is it that many intelligent people in the United States are working extremely hard to secure jobs, and have difficult times doing so because companies screen many qualified canidates and eventually select what they believe is the best one, but when it comes to the people that run the country this process doesn't really exist???

I guess that's why when a company hires someone's son or friend, everyone blames it on politics :rolleyes:
 

blt2ride

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Inclag said:
Why is it that many intelligent people in the United States are working extremely hard to secure jobs, and have difficult times doing so because companies screen many qualified canidates and eventually select what they believe is the best one, but when it comes to the people that run the country this process doesn't really exist???

I guess that's why when a company hires someone's son or friend, everyone blames it on politics :rolleyes:
It's not what you know, but who you know...
 

dan-o

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Poor Brownie....he was doing a heckuva job....
LOL. Hopefully his departure won't delay the rebuilding of Trent Lott's porch.