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    Friday, September 09, 2005

    How Did Michael Brown Get His Job at FEMA?

    Stardate 4528.5

    TIME - How Reliable Is Brown's Resume?

    It's funny, that a guy who seemed to have no idea how serious the Hurricane was, or that there was violence and chaos erupting in a large, drowning city for days after everyone else (except Bush and a select group of other elite people) on the planet did, gets kudos from the President ("Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job..."). It is also funny that he got his job in the first place. I mean, he had no *real* previous experience and suddenly, he is in charge of the Nation's Emergency response outfit...

    The TIME article goes into detail but a few points found on Brown's resume as listed on Findlaw and his profile at FEMA seem to be in contention with the facts...

    • His bio claims he 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, he was an assistant with no authority over anyone, basically an intern.
    • He is cited as "Outstanding Political Science Professor, Central State University" when in fact, he was only a student and an adjunct instructor there.
    • Claimed to be a director at the Oklahoma Christian Home, but a veteran employee there says Brown "was never director here, was never on the board of directors, was never executive director. He was never here in any capacity. I never heard his name mentioned here."

    Now, I cannot blame Brown himself for being unsuitable for the position. After all, Bush is the guy who nominated him for the job. But how do they figure he is the best guy for this job? He doesn't have ANY experience pertaining to the monumentally important job he was given, and the fact is, he parted ways with the Arabian Horse Association on less than amicable terms, based on his performance there. Even his references to legal related work are sketchy at best. I am just as qualified as this guy to lead the country's Emergency Response organization...

    This guy should be canned now.

    WOW! Just as I was about to post this... MSN reports he has been removed from his role in the Katrina efforts... Of course, he will be the most convenient scapegoat for everyone else involved as well. Let's not forget about how long it took Bush to activate the armed forces... As I previously posted, the special team from Vancouver got there 5 days before the US army.

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