Michael Brown, the former FEMA director infamously praised by President George W. Bush for doing a "heckuva job" during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, told a local paper that President Barack Obama acted too quickly in mobilizing relief for Superstorm Sandy. "Here's my concern," Brown told Denver's Westword on Monday, suggesting that the official response was actually making people complacent. "It's premature [when] the brunt of the storm won't happen until later this afternoon."
"This is a serious and big storm," Obama said after meeting with FEMA officials and talking to governors Sunday. "And my first message is to all the people across the Eastern seaboard, Mid-Atlantic, going north, that you need to take this very seriously." Brown suggested Obama was just trying to look good. "He probably figured Sunday was a good day to do a press conference," Brown said in his interview.
Originally posted by MDDoxs
I always expect this level of scrutiny this close to election, whether it is valid or not is another discussion entirely
Both sides are guilty of some pretty crazy and ill tasting PR campaigns.
Edit: As a side note. I was watching CNN for quite awhile during Hurricane Sandy, did you notice some of those silly campaign commercials? The one condemning socialism was pretty funny.edit on 31-10-2012 by MDDoxs because: (no reason given)
Well, to be fair, his template for hurricane disaster response was the Bush Administration. Monday August 29, 2005: Katrina hits New Orleans. The levees were breached on Monday, discovered on Monday, and confirmed on Monday. On Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday, George Bush remained on vacation in Crawford, Texas. President Bush went golfing on Tuesday, and later that day played guitar with country singers while New Orleans died. On Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday and Friday, Vice President Dick Cheney remained on vacation in Jackson, Wyoming. On Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice went on vacation in New York City.
Originally posted by beatbox
If Obama came out in favor of oxygen, Republicans would suffocate themselves to death...lol
but seriously, this a prime example of how incredibly petty the right has become.edit on 31-10-2012 by beatbox because: (no reason given)