16 September 2005

Brownie, you're doin' a heckuva unearned, undeserved, and unqualified job.

Following his long-overdue removal from Katrina relief efforts, (and before his even longer overdue resignation), Ex-FEMA director Michael Brown had a "candid" email find its way to the public eye:
Brown sent candid e-mail to family


DENVER -- Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown sent a candid e-mail to family and friends this week as he was becoming the center of criticism of the handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

"I don't mind the negative press (well, actually, I do, but I try to ignore it) but it is really wearing out the family," Brown wrote. "No wonder people don't go into public service. This country is devouring itself, the 24-hour news cycle is numbing our ability to think for ourselves," the Rocky Mountain News reported Saturday.

Brown was relieved of his command of the onsite relief efforts Friday amid increasing criticism over the sluggishness of the agency's response and questions over his background.

"It's horrible," said Mary Ann Karns, an Oklahoma lawyer who once worked with Brown in the Edmond, Okla., city government and got the e-mail addressed. "He does not deserve this as a human being."
Newsflash, Brown-eye: the "negative press" is a direct result of your own staggering ineptitude, not CNN. Is the family really getting worn out over the press, or is it more the knowledge that you (foolishly) accepted a critical job you were hopelessly unqualified for, and people likely died as a result? I'd be pretty worn out, too, if I had to look across the dinner table and see your sorry, blank, utterly oblivious face every night.

The man was cronyism personified.

A former horse association commissioner, who, after being forced out amid lawsuits and scandal, got into FEMA through a college friend, and was subsequently appointed director after working for the president's re-election campaign (not to mention, apparently falsifying his resume).

And the man actually had the gall to whine, self-pityingly, about being held accountable for the bullshit charade that was his professional life. When little more than semantics stand between nepotistic, ladder-climbing opportunism and negligent homicide, you might want to take a moment and consider how fortunate you were to luck into said position in the most culpability-averse administration in recent memory.

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