Further proof of the Mediocre Fratboy Theory. Former FEMA head Michael Brown continues to fail upwards, and his golden parachute lands him in Colorado heading up a disaster planning firm, of all things.
Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, heavily criticized for his agency’s slow response to Hurricane Katrina, is starting a disaster preparedness consulting firm to help clients avoid the sort of errors that cost him his job.
”If I can help people focus on preparedness, how to be better prepared in their homes and better prepared in their businesses — because that goes straight to the bottom line — then I hope I can help the country in some way,” Brown told the Rocky Mountain News for its Thursday editions.
Brown said officials need to ”take inventory” of what’s going on in a disaster to be able to answer questions to avoid appearing unaware of how serious a situation is.
You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried. The beauty part is that he’s pretty up front that at least part of his business will involve helping officials look and sound like they know what they’re doing and what they’re talking about, even if they don’t. Given the number of cronies in positions they have no qualifications for, thanks to the Bush administration, Brownie’s services will no doubt be in demand.
Why, oh why is it that guys like this always land on their feet?