Monday, September 05, 2005

More Yes Men than the Musical Supergroup Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe

This is all over the blogs, but it seems the FEMA FUBAR stems largely from the fact that once again Bush put an incompetent crony into the position instead of someone, oh, qualified and competent.

The current head of FEMA is Michael D. Brown. What was Brown's preparation for his role as the nation's coordinator of disaster relief? Well, he was a lawyer with the International Arabian Horse Association for eleven years. Until he was fired. For incompetence. At the International Arabian Horse Association.

In 2001, he was brought to FEMA by Bush's choice as the new agency head, Joe Allbaugh. He, of course, had gained his background in disaster relief during his work as the campaign manager for Bush-Cheney 2000.

Who needs competence when you've got cronies running a mile deep? I mean, it's not like any of the core supporters are going to get hurt. When you're a Pioneer or a Ranger, you've got a second home up on the high ground, right?


Mrs_Thrillhous said...

Unfortutately, there's still a lot of non-poor people out there who don't understand how someone could be so broke as to not be able to leave town on a day's notice, and at the end of the month to boot.

Brown is a baby-killer of the worst kind, and should quietly and quickly resign. Chertoff too, for praising the relief effort while fellow humans were stuck in the Superdome for another night.

Thrillhous said...

Hey, any attention for the legends of Yes is good attention.

Fired for getting the horse folks into too many lawsuits. Yeah, that's gop FEMA material alright.

Didn't Laura say that W had a thing for horses? Something about trying to milk the stallions when he was a teenager.

Otto Man said...

Actually, Bush is apparently frightened of horses. That's why you never see him emulate the classic Reagan Ranch Photo-Op on the back of a horse. The best he can do is a pickup.

Ra_wiggum said...

It's ok, we should be in good shape now because Halliburton has been hired to restore power and rebuild 3 naval facilities

Otto Man said...

Jeebus, CNN just showed a corpse floating face-down in New Orleans.

Mr Furious said...

[Self-promotion discalimer: Excerpt from my post at my blog]:

Here's a heads-up from now on: If Dubya has a fucking nickname for a guy (i.e: "Brownie, you're doing a great job..."), then you know he is grossly unqualified for the position. End of story. If Bush has a relationship with the guy, he is a crony and his appointment is a straight-up pay-back of some bogus campaign "Pioneer" status and he will be stunningly incompetent. Or he is a savvy inside operator finely tuned in the methods of using his new federal post to enrich his previous industry. In either case they will not serve the interests of the country or it's citizens. This has never been more clear than the one-week crash and burn of "Brownie."