Skip to comments.Brown says he's been made Katrina scapegoat (Freep this poll!)
Posted on 02/10/2006 12:10:12 PM PST by Gordongekko909
Is former FEMA boss Michael Brown being made a scapegoat for the sluggish response to Katrina?
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Brown cut his own throat! Such an idiot.
Tried to vote but could only get the results which indicate overwhelmingly that he's a scapegoat.
Thanks. I voted.
His version of "chocolate" is full of it.
Make sure you scrolled all the way to the right, so you can see the radio buttons. I had the same problem initially.
CNN showing their non-bias I see.
Thanks. That's exactly what happened.
No matter what answer you pick it can be interpreted as a dig against Bush. Utterly worthless poll.
He's a scapegoat (Bush is the one to blame)
He's a scapegoat but he deserves most of the blame (He deserves mnost of blame and Bush deserves whatever is left over)
He's just whining (Bush is the real villain anyway - why did he appoint such a whiner?)
He's always been a scapegoat, but I don't think it was the administration that was looking up his horse racing background and accusing him of being an incompetent crony. by the way, who put Susan Collins in charge of the senate, and what is wrong with her slow quavering voice?
If Homeland Security prevented him from doing his job, he should have had HS arrest him. Then there would be no question.
He just went fishing because no one would let him acces the city?
Apart from Jabbar Gibson (the kid who stole a school bus, filled it up with his neighbors, and drove to Houston), there weren't a lot of impressive performances in the immediate aftermath of Katrina. Brown was just one in a long list of unimpressive performers.
Agreed. Yes, he's a scapegoat. While things did certainly go wrong, and I have no doubt some of it must have been on his shouldners, a lot of it was local incompetence and a lot was the nature of the institution of FEMA and Homeland Security. I always thought that they did a remarkable job. I saw people getting airlifted out of there within several days and relocated. I saw on the news last night that many families have not gotten temporary housing from the tsunami in Indonesia. This kind of event is devasting and I still think we overall did a decent job. Not perfect by any means. But competent. And it could have gone a lot better if the elected officials in LA had done their job.
Did anyone ever hire that young man? He's got intelligence, drive and leadership abilities.
Depend on God,
Depend on yourself,
Depend on your family,
Depend on you neighbors.
Depending on government above any of these, and you are in for a fall.
He must be assimilated! I remember when folks here were defending him as blameless.
Maybe you need to kick it to the top???
That was before he (un)willingly resigned and now has an ax to grind.
Yeah, why not. B-Triple-T!
FEMA was a mistake from the beginning. Civil Defense at least had some infrastructure in case of nuclear war, but dismantling CD in favor of FEMA to respond to any kind of disaster was not just mission creep, it was a vast new funding center.
Michael: Take a pill, crybaby.
I agree. Did you notice that Nagin testified that it was the local FEMA man who first informed him of the breach in the levies? The communication limitations and logistical obstacles were huge and delayed assessment of the scope of the disaster and also delivery of aid. Maybe, putting a TV man at the Superdome demanding help like a crying baby was not the best way to cover a story when emergency responders were fighting felled tres and collapsed freeways to get in. There was a day when we would have recognized the heros.
I totally agree!
A local organization like the CD can help much more quickly because they are ALREADY THERE and know what is going on rather than waiting for word from a giant beauroCRAZY.
It also disgusts me how there didn't seem to be "fluid, contingent plans" for the ever-changing situation.
I also hate that fear of lawsuits and lawyers have totally made eunochs out of every leader in this country. Folks were totally unwilling to grab the reins and RUN and take decisive action as this emergency unfolded.
I blame Blanco, Nagin, Brown, Bush, as well any able-bodied citizen of NO who COULD have left and chose not to leave and then wanted to be rescued.