March 06, 2006

Brown truly a scapegoat

I've recently been getting the feeling that former FEMA head Michael Brown, who was fired soon after the Katrina disaster, may not have been the baddest of the bad guys in this whole thing. More and more continues to come out that the true failure was at the very highest levels.

This from Talking Points Memo a couple days ago:

Following up on yesterday's post about Michael "Brownie" Brown, former head of FEMA, I've been getting emails from folks on the inside at FEMA, people who worked with him and observed him firsthand when he was leading the agency.

The verdict seems pretty clear: None of them thought he was qualified for the position. But each also had the clear impression that he took his job seriously, learned a lot while he was there and -- perhaps most importantly -- was a big improvement over Joe Allbaugh, President Bush's fixer whom he succeeded as head of the agency.

Posted by jackhodgson at March 6, 2006 08:26 AM