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?