Fema Head Brown Removed From Relief Efforts

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown is being removed from his role managing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, The Associated Press has learned.

    Brown is being sent back to Washington from Baton Rouge, where he was the primary official overseeing the federal government's response to the disaster, according to two federal officials who declined to be identified before the announcement.

    Brown will be replaced by Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad w. Allen, who was overseeing New Orleans relief and rescue efforts.

    Brown has been under fire because of the administration's slow response to the magnitude of the hurricane. On Thursday, questions were raised about whether he padded his resume to highlight his previous emergency management background.

    Less than an hour before Brown's removal came to light, White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Brown had not resigned and the president had not asked for his resignation.

    McClellan did not directly answer a question about whether the president had full confidence in Brown.

    "We appreciate all those who are working round the clock, and that's the way I would answer it," he said.

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/09/09/D8CGSA5G0.html
     
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    Saw this coming. Only a matter of time before he "voluntarily" steps down altogether.
     
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    I think that is a no brainer. "For the good of the government, etc...."

    He's done.
     
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    i wonder how long before the Libs start crying about having "The Military" in charge?

    :(
     
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    As well he should be..But, despite what I've read to date about this guy, I have to say that when I saw him interviewed he looked like a fish outta water, there was just something very wrong, a gut feeling if you will.
     
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    I posted in another thread that I don't think anyone could have been completely prepared for the devastation.

    But still...he is the HMFIC.

    It falls on him.

    If it had been anyone of us in charge, and we were in way over our heads, we all would had the knowledge to at least bring in some help, ask for advice, get in the public eye and make sure things were moving in a forward direction, etc.
     
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    I think so...If it were me...I'd have been calling W...W, look, I need the guard or Feds. and I need them NOW! These folks are idiots!

    But that's just me.
     
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    Time for the, "I want to spend more time with my family..." resignation lie. Walk away while you still can Brown.
     
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    I would have been screaming BEFORE the hurricane for 100,000 troops with food and water to get there NOW.

    Then..if we didn't need them, so be it...they can leave.

    I would rather err on the side of caution. At least this way, no one can accuse me of not acting.
     
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    That's called preparedness, we can't expect that from anybody but Boyscouts nowadays.
     

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