FEMA Director's prior job: Destroying Arabian Horse Association
by Crazy Vaclav, Fri Sep 02, 2005 at 09:20:16 AM EDT
Mike Brown, FEMA Director, was driven out of his job as "Judges and Stewards Commissioner" of the International Arabian Horse Association for ongoing incompetence and in the face of litigation. The man can't even manage a department within a horse breeder's group, and shortly thereafter he's running FEMA?
(This is the press release in question, where the bogus relationship between IAHA and the USOC is claimed:)
Now, I did a little more research (to the extent that I read his bio at the White House website), and it looks like the horse job probably wasn't his day job, just a hobby... but even his real resume doesn't give any indication why he should be running FEMA. He has no disaster management experience: prior to running FEMA, he was FEMA's general counsel (i.e. their head lawyer). His pre-FEMA background mentions stuff like special prosecutor work relating to police corruption; his disaster management experience seems to boil down to this one sentence:
So the question I'm left with is: how does a small-town-lawyer-from-Oklahoma/horse fancier get into FEMA in the first place and then get in charge? Who has he given money to, and who owes him favors? Since he clearly didn't get where he is based on anything having to do with competence.
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