Friday, September 09, 2005

FEMA top staff under fire - or under water?

Michael Brown, head of FEMA, seems to have a padded resumé. In addition, according to the Washington Post, five of the top eight administrators at FEMA had "virtually no experience in handling disasters" (Reuters quote), and the top three were tied to Bush's 2000 campaign or White House advance operation.

This is not a mark against these individuals so much as another example of the extremely poor judgement shown by George Bush and his team in making appointments. This is the one type of mistake that he admitted to - bad appointments.

We all thought he was talking about the competent people who had quit his administration and spoken out against his incompetence. It is now clear that the entire administration is salted with incompetence. Who will be the next clown to trip over his own shoes, and how many lives will be lost then?

Update: Brown is gone, now it seems it was Chertoff's responsibility to send in the feds all along.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

They shoot horses, don't they?

FEMA leadership failed. When the lead horses on the team stumble and are run over by the stagecoach, they've gotta be destroyed. Time to get the professionals back in charge.

Monday, September 05, 2005

More Random Thoughts

Bush has established a Baathist style administration. You must adhere to the party line and speak the party line, no matter what the truth is.

Bush is the Shirker-In-Chief. He shirked his duty in the Texas Air National Guard, he shirked his duty on 9/11, and he's shirking now. He has assembled a world-class shirking team.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Newsman's Lament

"Almost every single thing my anonymous senior administration source has told me has turned out to be not true, but I can't expose him because then he wouldn't tell me anything at all."

Random Thoughts While Painting

"Nobody could have predicted this president would be so bad."

Buck-Passer In Chief

His one admission of a mistake was possibly appointing someone who did not work out so well. We now have proof of that in spades.

Grover Norquist has famously said that the neo-con goal is not to reduce the size of the government, but to make it small enough to drown in the bathtub. Somebody ask him if New Orleans is the bathtub he was looking for.