FEMA should not be a political appointment. How does Michael Brown become head of FEMA? Maureen Dowd describes him in her column as “the blithering idiot in charge of FEMA – a job he trained for by running something called the International Arabian Horse Association – admitted he didn’t know until Thursday that there were 15,000 desperate, dehydrated, hungry, angry, dying victims of Katrina in the New Orleans Convention Center.” The head of The International Arabian Horse Association?!?!
How about Lt. Russell Honere or someone like him to head up FEMA?
Lieutenant General Honore, commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, who has been shown on CNN commanding troops to point their weapons down — “Put those weapons down, Goddammit!” knows how to take charge and promote calm.