AP: “Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown, the principal target of harsh criticism of the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina, was relieved of his onsite command Friday.”
So Brown gets sent home to Washington to manage the situation from there, right? And do his job, right? Like solving the simple bureaucratic that problem where the only way to apply for an emergency loan on FEMA’s website is by using Microsoft IE6, right? Or the problem where FEMA sends the packet of forms and information about your claim to your permanent home address, right?
“I’m going to go home and walk my dog and hug my wife, and maybe get a good Mexican meal and a stiff margarita and a full night’s sleep. And then I’m going to go right back to FEMA and continue to do all I can to help these victims,” Brown said. “This story’s not about me. This story’s about the worst disaster of the history of our country that stretched every government to its limit and now we have to help these victims.” [emphasis all mine]
Damn. At least he didn’t say he was going to kick back with a nice Hurricane. Did anyone else hear President Bush mention a “tidal wave of compassion” a few days ago, or did I hallunicate that one. How about a “hurricane of hope” headed towards New Orleans? A “genocide of good feelings” for Darfur? An “atomic explosion of awesomeness” for Hiroshima?
How about a do-over on that whole election thing.
How about “Impeach Bush.”
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