Think Progress » “One of the Worst Abandonments of Americans on American Soil Ever”
I challenge anyone with a heart to read this/watch the Meet the Press episode, and not feel the pain, anger, and helplessness of the locals trying to do their best despite having to deal with Federal officials with their heads up their asses.
While the White House damage control tries to deflect criticism towards FEMA, please remember who's responsible for appointing the director Michael Brown. Look at his "credentials" for the job.
Tell me, how does the President choose this guy over of all the people who could have been considered?
Maybe I'm missing something, but the ONLY reason I can think of for hiring someone with his lack of experience is political.
The only other explanation is complete incompetence on the part of the person responsible for choosing him.
(If you think about it, it's the incompetent, hiring the incompetent!)
Just look at all the people chosen by this President for important positions in his administration. They haven't been people the majority could agree on, for the most part they've been outrageous "in your face" type appointments.
So childish many of these Right-Wingers are (as Yoda might say..).
Kind of reminds me of a 2nd in command who gets temporary command and acts like a "Frank Burns" from M*A*S*H. (GW and Frank Burns, 'separated at birth'? OR 'Twin Sons of Different Mothers?)
Half the time while watching C-SPAN I expect to see some Senator stick his/her tounge out across the isle and go "Nah, na na na na! We won and you lost. We're in charge, and you can't do anything about it. Nah, na na na na!"
The "chicken's come home to roost" as they say. In other words Mr. President, one of your unqualified appointees has come back to bite you in the ass!
Only an IDIOT would appoint such an unqualified person to such a critical position!
For ONCE Mr President, show some honesty and integrity and admit you made a big mistake in appointing Michael Brown. Replace him NOW. Don't make things worse by rewarding his failure*. Remember that many times throughout history Generals have been replaced during a war because of incompetence that caused great loss of life. Not doing so could have left our country with a very different history than the one we know.
Be a leader for a change. Do the right thing for the right reason, for a change.
I just hope that in every election from now on, the American people see through the web of lies and half-truths the Republican Spinmeisters weave and "do the right thing" for a change. It's a daunting challenge. Your magic is strong. Last election you got so many people to believe outragous lies. You've trashed honorable War Heros like Max Cleland, John McCain, and John Kerry for purely political reasons.
Too bad that same "magic" wasn't brought to bear in Iraq, was it? Talk about 'Clueless in Iraq'.
*In the same way I feel that you Mr. President, should not have been rewarded with a second term after your failures during your first term.