Brown’s Golden Parachute

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?

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5 Responses to Brown’s Golden Parachute

  1. Rachel S says:

    I saw that yesterday…You can’t make these things up.  The arrogance.

  2. Bernie says:

    Why, oh why is it that guys like this always land on their feet?

    Call it “the old boys network” or unqualified mediocre white guys looking out for one another.

  3. Tom says:

    FYI, right now, this post is #10 on Technorati’s Popular News.

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  4. Tim Who? says:

    I’m not too sure he has landed on his feet yet. He hasn’t been punished that’s for sure. But This isn’t going away for Bush and as winter sets in, tents and portable buildings won’t do and the more crap he has to take over this the more likely he’ll turn on, and then burn, Brown.

    I hear people say it all the time, I had my doubt’s about Bush but his actions during the hurrriane turned me against him. I hear this on NPR I hear at at work and I’ve even heard people at the store talking about it. Of all the stupid s*** he’s done I can’t believe this is what general public picks but whever…. They picked and I don’t want to discourage that. But if the heat get’s too hot Bush will burn Brown in a NY second.

  5. Tim Who? says:

    I lost a word? It should read

    They picked something, and I don’t want to discourage that.

    That’s what I get for trying to write HTML tags!

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