Some Accountability Here in Government and some worthwhile Changes Put into Effect:
UPDATE: Not quite "Accountability." I spoke to soon -- Michael Brown was not actually "fired" -- he was "reassigned." Must be reassignment for the Duties for the politically-connected-incompetency-FEMA-Managerial tasks that *They* have been saving up in a folder for someone like Brownie to come along and handle with all due haste and efficiency.
So the segment below is only passingly a *Yippee and Giddy* feeling.
Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune:
" FEMA director relieved of hurricane responsibilities:
WASHINGTON -- 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."
Well -- Yippee and a Big "It's about Time" for this mid-course correction to be made. Isn't it nice when ya can finally Cheer about your Government doing something *Right* for a change of pace. *Whew -- I'm Giddy*
Let's hope Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad W. Allen IS the Super-Manager to do this job.
Karen on 09.09.05 @ 01:01 PM CST