The Boston Herald did:
The federal official in charge of the bungled New Orleans rescue was fired from his last private-sector job overseeing horse shows.And what does Mr. Bush think of the work of his FEMA director?
And before joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a deputy director in 2001, GOP activist Mike Brown had no significant experience that would have qualified him for the position.
The Oklahoman got the job through an old college friend who at the time was heading up FEMA.
The agency, run by Brown since 2003, is now at the center of a growing fury over the handling of the New Orleans disaster. ***
Brown was forced out of the position after a spate of lawsuits over alleged supervision failures.
"He was asked to resign," Bill Pennington, president of the IAHA at the time, confirmed last night.
From the San Jose Mercury News:
Despite the withering criticism and a promised congressional investigation of FEMA's performance, Brown still has the support of his most important constituent.A "heck of a job" making people's lives hell.
In Mobile, Ala., on Friday, Bush said the response to Katrina was unsatisfactory. But he had nothing but praise for his FEMA director. "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job," the president said.