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The tiny violin for 'Brownie'

Pity party for a man that made a mess of disaster recovery, and was a lying weasel on his resume to boot. Mike Brown is crying in his milk to his family in an email. Reed and (not) weep

Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown sent a candid e-mail to family and friends this week as he was becoming the center of criticism of the handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.”I don’t mind the negative press (well, actually, I do, but I try to ignore it) but it is really wearing out the family,” Brown wrote. “No wonder people don’t go into public service. This country is devouring itself, the 24-hour news cycle is numbing our ability to think for ourselves,” the Rocky Mountain News reported Saturday.

“It’s horrible,” said Mary Ann Karns, an Oklahoma lawyer who once worked with Brown in the Edmond, Okla., city government and got the e-mail addressed. “He does not deserve this as a human being.”

He certainly wasn’t thinking about his fellow human beings in the Katrina zone, as he made the media roundup while people drowned. He was completely clueless as to how to deploy the resources at his disposal. Pathetic POS — he cannot admit that he was unqualified for the job — a “vicitim” of the cycle of cronyism in the Bush White House.

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