U.S. Coast Guard Chief of Staff Vice Adm. Thad W. Allen, left, briefing Vice President Dick Cheney, right, on the status of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005
President George W. Bush talks about Hurricane Katrina disaster relief with FEMA Director Mike Brown; Michael Chertoff, Sec Homeland Security, and Alphonso Jackson, Sec Housing and Urban Development. Sept. 2, 2005
In the same vein, I saw Chertoff slap down a reporter the other day when the boob pressed him about the FEMA director's reassignment. His response was basically "I just got done explaining that as clearly as I could in English. I'm not going to do it again." Then he went on to the next question.
What I'm saying is that these men should be free to do what they do best. Gen. Honore's best work is NOT on the podium, but in the trenches.