Friday, September 09, 2005

FEMA Chief Removed From Handling Relief Efforts.

As criticism is flooding in on FEMA’s handling of the relief efforts along the Gulf Coast, FEMA’s Director Michael Brown is being recalled from handling the disaster.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff was expected to make the announcement at a press conference scheduled at 1:45 p.m. EST. Brown will be replaced by Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen.

Brown’s removal from Katrina relief operations comes as Time Magazine published a piece on it’s website critical of Brown’s prior work experience of handling emergency operations. Brown’s has virtually no experience in the field. The Washington Post is reporting that the top five figures at FEMA, like Brown, has had virtually no experience in the field as well, and came into their positions as a result of ties to former Bush election campaigns.

After 5 years of being in office, the Bush administration has finally done something right.


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