Michael ‘doing a heck of a job Brownie’ Brown, who was Bush’s FEMA director during the mostly man-made disaster we refer to as Hurricane Katrina, had the nerve to question the speed with which Obama took action on Hurricane Sandy–basically saying it was too fast!
First of all, are media outlets that desperate that they would take someone who was an abject failure at their job and interview them as if they are an expert in the said area? The memory of the average reader/listener must be extremely short for the media to even attempt to pass this guy off as a person who has valuable comments about the current crisis.
Second, even seeing Michael Brown’s face anywhere near a discussion about a hurricane–save giving further explanation of his role in the atrocity that was Katrina–is a painful reminder of how the government views poor victims of any sort of disaster. To them, the lives of “those people” are utterly worthless.
Consequently, Obama was right to try to get ahead of the storm by making sure that efforts were coordinated in such a way that loss of life (and of course property) were limited. Sure, people can say he only did it because the election is just a week away, but it was the right thing nevertheless.
What do you think of Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy? Was it on point or not? You already know what we think…