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FEMA Dumps Brown As Katrina Relief Chief

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by poncho, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration dumped FEMA Director Michael Brown as commander of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts Friday, then abruptly scrapped plans to give $2,000 debit cards to displaced storm victims as it struggled to get a grip on the recovery operation.

    Buffeted by criticism, President Bush stirred memories of the 2001 terror attacks as he hailed the "acts of great compassion and extraordinary bravery from America's first responders," then as now

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    At the White House, spokesman Scott McClellan said the decision to reassign Brown had been made by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and that Bush supported it.

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    Reassigned? :rolleyes:
     
  2. mcdirector

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  3. Daisy

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    Allen sounds like a good choice.
     
  4. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    To be expected.

    He was a lightening rod for criticism, earned or not.
     
  5. One View

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    Sounds to me like when a baseball team starts losing, they fire the coach.

    If some good comes from this, so be it.
     
  6. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Don't forget that FEMA under WITT was heavily criticized for how they handled Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

    He somehow came away with his reputation unscathed although the performance of FEMA in 1999 was every bit as poor as the performance of FEMA is considered by some to be today.

    I believe the main reason he did was because Republicans weren't as willing to play politics with a disaster as democrats are. And then, of course, there's the media... :rolleyes:
     
  7. Ed Edwards

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    I wouldn't mind being a GS-16
    scapegoat. I'd hire on today, if i had a
    change.


    "There's nothing wrong with America that can't be fixed by what's right with America." - Bill Clinton.

    I want a job writing fiction for Timed.
    I could have come up with better stuff than others invented
    against Brown :(
     
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