Brown Resigns After New Orleans Success!Question: Since this is true
"The federal government pretty much met its standard time lines, but the volume of support provided during the 72-96 hour was unprecedented. The federal response here was faster than Hugo, faster than Andrew, faster than Iniki, faster than Francine and Jeanne."
then why did Michael Brown, director of FEMA, say he has resigned
"in the best interest of the agency and best interest of the president,"
Answer:Because, as I said before,
"A politician will do anything to protect the citizen’s opinion of him/her."
(Click on the quotes for the full stories.)
It looks like Michael Brown was looking to move to the private sector anyway. Since Nagin, Blanco and Landrieu are looking for ways to deflect scrutiny of their actions (even though, according to the first quote, those actions appear to be completely timely and appropriate) and since George Bush needs a way to calm the criticism, Brown willing takes the bullet.
So did anything go "wrong" in New Orleans? Yea, it did. A huge natural phenomenon called Hurricane Katrina ripped through a heavily populated city in which some people, exercising their rights, chose to stay. Some of those people died and we must mourn each death and look for ways to prevent such deaths in future hurricanes. We will find a way to do better.
The next thing that went wrong is that the MSM whipped non-thinking people into a frenzy for a political motive. We are already correcting that error through blogs and the alternative media.
In general, I find that Katrina was a resounding success. Many lives were saved. The death toll could have been in the tens of thousands.
The American people have once again showed that we are, and will continue to be, the most giving and responsive in the world. I encourage everyone to give generously to their favorite charity.
But most of all, Katrina is also allowing the DNC to continue to tighten the rope around it's own neck.