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FEMA Chief Had No Experience, Fired From Last Job

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posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 01:37 PM
So this good ol boy can't even run a horse show and he is running FEMA
I agree that the people running FEMA should be doing so because of their experience and knowledge with emergency situations and not because they wash some politician’s hands!!

posted on Sep, 7 2005 @ 05:15 PM
Coast Guard's Chief of Staff To Assist FEMA Head Brown

With Michael D. Brown, the embattled public face of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, taking harsh criticism for the slow federal response to Hurricane Katrina, the secretary of homeland security this week assigned a top Coast Guard official to help bail him out...

Vice Adm. Thad W. Allen, the Coast Guard's chief of staff, was assigned on Monday to be Brown's deputy and to take over operational control of the search-and-rescue and recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast. The unprecedented task of coordinating the massive effort was handed off to a leader and expert who was described by colleagues as unflappable, engaging and intensely organized...

DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff handpicked Allen to essentially lead the federal recovery efforts in New Orleans....

Looks like Chertoff recognizes cleaning horse stalls is not the equivalent to cleaning up the Gulf Coast....

[edit on 7-9-2005 by loam]

posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 10:03 AM
I'm sorry President Bush, Mr. Allbaugh, & Mr. Chertoff.....I had no idea you didn't know this....

How Reliable Is Brown's Resume?

When President Bush nominated Michael Brown to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2003, Brown's boss at the time, Joe Allbaugh, declared, "the President couldn't have chosen a better man to help...prepare and protect the nation."

Now, an investigation by TIME has found discrepancies in his online legal profile and official bio, including a description of Brown released by the White House at the time of his nomination in 2001 to the job as deputy chief of FEMA. (Brown became Director of FEMA, succeeding Allbaugh, in 2003.)...

Before joining FEMA, his only previous stint in emergency management, according to his bio posted on FEMA's website, was "serving as an assistant city manager with emergency services oversight." The White House press release from 2001 stated that Brown worked for the city of Edmond, Okla., from 1975 to 1978 "overseeing the emergency services division." In fact, according to Claudia Deakins, head of public relations for the city of Edmond, Brown was an "assistant to the city manager" from 1977 to 1980, not a manager himself, and had no authority over other employees. "The assistant is more like an intern," she told TIME. "Department heads did not report to him." Brown did do a good job at his humble position, however, according to his boss. "Yes. Mike Brown worked for me. He was my administrative assistant...

Brown's lack of experience in emergency management isn't the only apparent bit of padding on his resume...

Under the "honors and awards" section of his profile at lists "Outstanding Political Science Professor, Central State University". However, Brown "wasn't a professor here, he was only a student here," says Charles Johnson, News Bureau Director in the University Relations office at the University of Central Oklahoma (formerly named Central State University)...

Johnson could not confirm that Brown made the Dean's list or was an "Outstanding Political Science Senior," as is stated on his online profile...

Under the heading of "Professional Associations and Memberships" on FindLaw, Brown states that from 1983 to the present he has been director of the Oklahoma Christian Home, a nursing home in Edmond. But an administrator with the Home told TIME that Brown is "not a person that anyone here is familiar with..."

The FindLaw profile for Brown was amended on Thursday to remove a reference to his tenure at the International Arabian Horse Association, which has become a contested point...

Brown's FindLaw profile lists a wide range of areas of legal practice, from estate planning to family law to sports. However, one former colleague does not remember Brown's work as sterling. Stephen Jones, a prominent Oklahoma lawyer who was lead defense attorney on the Timothy McVeigh case, was Brown's boss for two-and-a-half years in the early '80s. "He did mainly transactional work, not litigation," says Jones. "There was a feeling that he was not serious and somewhat shallow." Jones says when his law firm split, Brown was one of two staffers who was let go.

What is the real irony here is that they removed the one and only factual item (reference to his tenure at the International Arabian Horse Association) from his resume!!!!!

[edit on 9-9-2005 by loam]

posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 12:40 PM

FEMA Chief Relieved of Katrina Duties

Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown is being removed from his role managing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, The Associated Press has learned.

Brown is being sent back to Washington from Baton Rouge, where he was the primary official overseeing the federal government's response to the disaster, according to two federal officials who declined to be identified before the announcement.

Brown will be replaced by Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad w. Allen, who was overseeing New Orleans relief and rescue efforts.

Well, see ya, Mr. Brown. It wasn't very nice knowing you......

Of course, in all fairness, we all know you weren't the real problem....Right, Mr. Chertoff and President Bush?

After all, who can blame the toddler for having unfettered access to the toolshed or handguns?

[edit on 9-9-2005 by loam]

posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 12:55 PM
And more....." target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow"> FEMA Chief to Be Relieved of Storm Duties, Reports Say

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown is being removed from his role in managing the Bush administration's Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and is returning to Washington.

Brown, who has been under fire for the federal government's slow response to the storm that devastated much of the Gulf Coast region, will be replaced by Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad W. Allen, who was overseeing New Orleans relief and rescue efforts.

Asked if he was being made a scapegoat for a federal relief effort that has drawn widespread and sharp criticism, Brown told The Associated Press after a long pause: "By the press, yes. By the president, No."

Think again, Mr. Brown.....

posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 01:20 PM
He is to be held responsible, him and his cronies.

posted on Sep, 10 2005 @ 11:18 PM
FEMA Chief Brown Paid Millions in False Claims to Help Bush Win Fla. Votes in '04

The more I read about this guy, the more I feel like I need to take a shower. I wish somebody would send this margarita-drinking-bozo to jail...

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