Michael Brown...or I can't believe this.

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  1. jay_too

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    I had a good laugh after reading this. A disaster planning company? C'mon, he should be promoting his expertise in disaster making.

    From today's LA Times:

    Ex-FEMA Head Starts Disaster Planning Firm

    DENVER -- Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, heavily criticized for his agency's slow response to Hurricane Katrina, is starting a disaster preparedness consulting firm to help clients avoid the sort of errors that cost him his job.

    "If I can help people focus on preparedness, how to be better prepared in their homes and better prepared in their businesses -- because that goes straight to the bottom line -- then I hope I can help the country in some way," Brown told the Rocky Mountain News for its Thursday editions.

    Brown said officials need to "take inventory" of what's going on in a disaster to be able to answer questions to avoid appearing unaware of how serious a situation is.

    In the aftermath of the hurricane, critics complained about Brown's lack of formal emergency management experience and e-mails that later surfaced showed him as out of touch with the extent of the devastation.

    The lawyer admits that while he was head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency mistakes were made in the response to Katrina. He also said he had been planning to quit before the hurricane hit.

    "Hurricane Katrina showed how bad disasters can be, and there's an incredible need for individuals and businesses to understand how important preparedness is," he said.

    Brown said companies already have expressed interested in his consulting business, Michael D. Brown LLC. He plans to run it from the Boulder area, where he lived before joining the Bush administration in 2001.

    "I'm doing a lot of good work with some great clients," Brown said. "My wife, children and my grandchild still love me. My parents are still proud of me."
     
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    Burt Lancaster made a movie about him once.

    The Rainmaker.
     
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    Out of touch? He was going on about his suits and how he looked on television. Am surprised there were no clips of him spitting on his comb ala' Paul Wolfowitz.

    Thanks for finding this, jay. Further reaffirms my desire to move the whole lot of them off the continent when I'm Queen Of The World. Would you be my Minister of Small Furry Animals?
     
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    Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job.
     
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    I saw this on the news the other night. What I want to know is, who are the fucking morons who would HIRE this guy?
     
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    Those who are planning a disaster, I guess ...
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me if the Shrub administration gave him a contract in the future as a consultant. Yeh, I think they are that stupid.
     
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    It's not the least bit surprising. The old boy network isn't based on merit.
     
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    Why don't you just move over here? Onto my knee hehe. Anyway yeah, America sucks.
     
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    this is very saddening.
     
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    Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner! I thought that as soon as I saw it. bush had to compensate him SOMEHOW, after all, he had angels invest in him when he wasn't worth a shit.
     
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