Fema Director Resigns......

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    Just released on CNN...Michael Brown resigned...Predictable No?
    The administration left him hanging...then he bailed!
     
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    He was supposedly schedule to resign in a few months but...

    no..this is no surprise.

    "Spend more time with family, blah blah blah."

    So....Rudy will be appointed the new head of FEMA?

    Or...I can't believe I'm saying this...Jimmy?
     
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    However I just wish they would find someone who is truly qualified outside the political arena...wishful thinking on my part!
     
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    Let's put a ranking Democrat in charge. Then next time all hell breaks loose, we can blame him/her for everything. Nancy Pelosi, for example.
     
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    no way she is too happy with her rediculous position in the House...she would concede to her hubby though...that would work! After all he pays the bills and knows how to cheat on paper really well....LOL
     
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    The biggest news that will be reported that isn't news today. Who here was actually surprised by this? We actually had a pool going on here at work. I lost, I thought it would be tomorrow instead of today.
     
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    ya give a 24hr buffer...how much did ya lose....just curious...maybe it is tax deductable! :happy2:
     
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    "The focus has got to be on FEMA, what the people are trying to do down there," Brown told The Associated Press.

    His decision was not a surprise. Brown was abruptly recalled to Washington on Friday, a clear vote of no confidence from his superiors at the White House and the Department of Homeland Security. Brown had been roundly criticized for FEMA's bearish response to the hurricane, which has caused political problem for Bush and fellow Republicans.

    "I'm turning in my resignation today," Brown said. "I think it's in the best interest of the agency and the best interest of the president to do that and get the media focused on the good things that are going on, instead of me."

    Brown, who said he last talked to Bush five or six days ago, said the resignation was his idea. He spoke on Saturday to White House chief of staff Andy Card, who did not request his departure, according to Brown.

    He said he feared he was becoming a distraction to FEMA's relief effort.

    "I came to the conclusion that this was in the best interest of not just the administration and not just me, but FEMA," he said. "They need to be focused on the continuing efforts in the Gulf."

    Shortly after Brown was recalled to Washington last week, officials close to the FEMA director said he would likely resign. They said that even before Katrina, Brown had been planning on leaving the administration late this fall to go into the private sector.

    From KTAR radio - Phoenix, AZ
     
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    Actually, everybody chose a date after today, I was closest but since we weren't right on everybody just got their money back.

    I gotta set the rules for the next damned pool. I shoulda won it!
     
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    if you were the closest you should have won by default...LOL
     

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