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Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by Monergist, Sep 12, 2005.
Fox News & CNN are reporting that Mike Brown has resigned.
Somethings going down in the next few days or weeks.
It was to be expected.
Hopefully it will be FEMA.
More likely, it will be my disposable income as the powers-that-be will decide that the best way to deal with this failure will be to throw more money (mine & yours) at it.
Federal Emergency Management Agency director Mike Brown resigned Monday, three days after losing his onsite command of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. The White House picked a top FEMA official with three decades of firefighting experience as his replacement.
R. David Paulison, head of FEMA'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.
Paulison is a career firefighter from Miami who was among emergency workers responding to Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and the crash of ValuJet Flight 592 in the Florida Everglades in 1996, according to a biography posted on FEMA's Web site. He also has led the U.S. Fire Administration since December 2001, according to the site.
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.
Paulison will lead an agency that has been under fire for its response to the Katrina disaster. Local officials and members of Congress have cited confusion and a lagging response to the Gulf Coast devastation.
Source: The Associated Press
Could there have been a more obvious move coming!?! Just about the biggest DUH move of the year
Now, THAT's more like it, President Bush!
Why not someone competent the first time? Lives were lost because of his fumbling and procrastination.
Give Bush credit for realizing it, even if belatedly.