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In what may be the single most pitiful article on Michael Brown that I have ever read, the NYTimes is reporting that Heckuva Job Brownie will be starting his own safety consulting business. He’ll be teaching clients how to not be like him.

”Hurricane Katrina showed how bad disasters can be, and there’s an incredible need for individuals and businesses to understand how important preparedness is,” he said.

Erm…okay. Now there’s a selling point if I ever heard one. Brownie says he’s lined up some clients, presumably people who think he can get them access to folks on Joe Albaugh’s contracting coattails. And he’s gotten some very postive feedback.

”I’m doing a lot of good work with some great clients,” Brown said. ”My wife, children and my grandchild still love me. My parents are still proud of me.”

Uhhhh…yeah. I’m sure the folks in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans and across the rest of the Gulf Coast find that reassuring. Ahem.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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