Who over at FEMA is helping protect you and your family from bioterrorism, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and such? Why, event planners and media flacks! Who else? You thought that FEMA Director Michael Brown was incompetent? Perhaps the next-in-commands were crack chaps? Guess again.

The post, below, is from the blog, My Due Dillegence or MyDD--a great bog that will give you more indepth coverage of the news and national politics than just about any newspaper. Following post is from today and it is on who is running the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after the incompetent horsey-head, Michael Brown. Hold on to your hat because THIS is who is looking after your welfare.

From MyDD:

Bush's FEMA Cronies
by Chris Bowers

Bush prepared FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to deal with emergencies by hiring people who worked on his election campaigns but who have no emergency management experience at all. Think Progress has the details:

The [FEMA] Chief of Staff is a guy named Patrick Rhode. He planned events for President Bush's campaign. Rhode has no emergency management experience whatsoever.(...)

The [FEMA] Deputy Chief of Staff is Scott Morris. He was a press flak for Bush's presidential campaign. Previously, he worked for the company that produced Bush's campaign commercials. He also has no emergency management experience.

For the Bush administration, in order to get a job running FEMA, experience working to help elect Bush is more relevant than experience in actually managing emergencies. One of the reasons for the largely ineffective response to Katrina on the part of the federal government is that Republicans primarily govern in order to benefit their campaign contributors and to improve their chances in future campaigns. This is just one example of that.

Republicans :: Tue Sep 6th, 2005 at 02:45:14 PM EDT :: 3 Comments

Note to the so-called Average Swing Voter: Is the competence and protection you voted for on November 4? Happy with those tax cuts? Is that extra $13 you get each month worth it?


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