September 09, 2005

I Get Results

My column today:

If there's anything Bush hates, it's punishing people who are loyal to him. But he ought to bite the bullet and tactfully announce that while we thank [Michael] Brown for his service, he's being replaced by someone with the expertise to execute needed reforms. It can be done without being cruel. But it must be done.

The AP:

Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown is being relieved of his command of the Bush administration's Hurricane Katrina onsite relief efforts, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced Friday... [A] source close to Brown, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the FEMA director had been considering leaving after the hurricane season ended in November and that Friday's action virtually assures his departure.
Clearly, they were just waiting for me to weigh in.

Posted by John Tabin at September 9, 2005 02:51 PM
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