Was “Brownie” given a script for his post-Katrina Senate testimony? To wit: take a fall and look ridiculous, but introduce the debate-defining concept, a skill at which Republicans have excelled recently.
Here is what the feckless Brownie testified: he couldn’t do his job as FEMA chief because the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans (note: both headed by Democrats) are “dysfunctional.”
Maybe I’m catching the despicable conspiracy bug, but his crony boss in the White House had already floated the idea that the Pentagon should be lead agency in responding to major hurricanes and earthquakes as well as terrorist attacks—meaning that the Army should be able to jump in, right away, without consulting local or state authorities, without the tiniest figleaf of an invitation.
In short, the President is suggesting that we should have a Disaster Czar.