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There are tons of outstanding people working for FEMA but so far all I’ve seen from their leader is smug incompetence.
From failed Republican congressional candidate to ousted “czar” of an Arabian horse association, there was little in Michael Brown’s background to prepare him for Hurricane Katrina.
But as the leader of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brown now faces furious criticism of the federal response to the disaster that decimated New Orleans and parts of the Gulf Coast.
He provoked some of it when he conceded that agency didn’t know that thousands of refugees were trapped at New Orleans’ convention center without food or water until officials heard it on the news.
“He’s done a hell of a job, because I’m not aware of any Arabian horses being killed in this storm,” said Kate Hale, former Miami-Dade emergency management chief. “The world that this man operated in and the focus of this work does not in any way translate to this. He does not have the experience.”
Nice one Kate.