September 27, 2005 6:25 pm
Former FEMA chief Michael Brown has some nerve.
Said Mr. Brown before a congressional committee:
“I guess you want me to be the superhero that is going to step in there and suddenly take everybody out of New Orleans.” [link]
No, sir: we simply wanted you to do your job. Not even one heck of a job: an average performance would have been enough. If you had even the vaguest idea about what FEMA is supposed to do, you would have known that your job included responding to, planning for, recovering from and mitigating against disasters.
Continued Superman Brownie:
“[…] it is inherently impractical, totally impractical for the federal government to respond to every disaster of whatever size in every community across the country.” [link]
This isn’t about “every disaster of whatever size in every community across the country” — it’s about a Category 5 hurricane that killed more than a thousand people, displaced more than a million, and cost hundreds of billions in damages.
Note to the Administration: was disaster management really the right place to stuff incompetent nincompoops? I know the nepotism quota has to be filled, but couldn’t Superman Brownie have been accommodated in the FCC or some other such useless federal agency? Better still, couldn’t he have stayed with the Arabian horses?