New York Times breaks the snark barrier
Michael Brown was made the director after he was asked to resign from the International Arabian Horse Association, and the other top officials at FEMA don’t exactly have impressive rÃ©sumÃ©s in emergency management either. The Chicago Tribune reported on Wednesday that neither the acting deputy director, Patrick Rhode, nor the acting deputy chief of staff, Brooks Altshuler, came to FEMA with any previous experience in disaster management. Ditto for Scott Morris, the third in command until May.
Mr. Altshuler and Mr. Rhode had worked in the White House’s Office of National Advance Operations. Those are the people who decide where the president will stand on stage and which loyal supporters will be permitted into the audience – and how many firefighters will be diverted from rescue duty to surround the president as he patrols the New Orleans airport trying to look busy. (my emphasis)
Watch the rightwing go nuts about this on Friday.