Monday, November 28, 2005

Brownie starts new disaster readiness consultancy

I couldn't make this up if I wanted to. Michael Brown, the embattled and clueless former FEMA head, has started his own "disaster-preparedness consulting firm to help clients avoid the sort of errors that cost him his job", according to the Washington comPost. Excerpt:
"If I can help people focus on preparedness, how to be better prepared in their homes and better prepared in their businesses -- because that goes straight to the bottom line -- then I hope I can help the country in some way," Brown told the Rocky Mountain News.

Michael D. Brown, the former head of FEMA, said he hopes "I can help the country in some way." (Susan Walsh - AP)

Brown said officials need to "take inventory" of what is going on in a disaster to be able to answer questions and to avoid appearing unaware of how serious a situation is.
If anyone can appear ignorant of the gravity of a situation, then "Brownie" certainly can do "a heck of a job" at it!

What's next? Ted Kennedy starting a personal fitness consulting firm? Maybe Jesse Jackson founding a fatherhood lecture series? Better yet, how about John Kerry and Jane Fonda holding a consortium on how to win friends in the armed forces?

Perhaps "Brownie" can join New Orleans mayor Ray "School Bus" Nagin to enlighten Jamaica on how to prepare for a hurricane! looks like Ray has already done that while toiling away at the Sandals founder's private villa overlooking Montego Bay! I swear, work can be a real bitch sometimes!