Friday, November 25, 2005

A Great Job, Brownie.

I'd like to believe that there's an overall sense of justice to the Universe - call it karma or whatever you will, things tend to even out over time. Once in a while, though, something comes along and seems to disprove that. Take, for example, Former FEMA Director Michael Brown -- a man whose prime qualification for the job of directing FEMA was raising horses and famously praised by President Bush -- "You're doing a great job, Brownie!" -- for screwing up FEMA's response to Hurricane Katrina. Well, here's the kicker: Brown is starting a disaster planning consulting firm. Brown explained, "Hurricane Katrina showed how bad disasters can be, and there’s an incredible need for individuals and businesses to understand how important preparedness is."

Of course, a big question I'd ask is whether anyone would be stupid enough to hire Michael Brown to demonstrate how to prepare for a disaster. That would be like hiring Michael Jackson to take care of your kids, right? Brown says that companies have already expressed interest in his fledgling firm. Boy, it really inspires confidence in corporate America, doesn't it?


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