Tuesday, September 27, 2005

This is good....

Here's a rare one, even for the Second Bush Administration:


They are going to "get a download of his proper experience" with Hurricane Katrina. I wonder what will spill out of this. Are they looking for what not to do? Haven't they already figured that out? Things with Hurricane Rita seemed to indicate that.


Hey! Maybe they are keeping Brownie on payroll to keep him quiet about other things. Hmmm, yesss, a conspiracy perhaps? What else did Brownie know, and when did he find it out? Does he have the goods on Chertoff? What does he know about the Valerie Plame case?

10 Comments:

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11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harry - you need to delete those anonymous b*****ds. Wait a minute - every once in a while, I show up as... Never mind. I'm always up for a good conspiracy theory - keep us posted!!

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Wiggy said...

S**t. See? WTF. Another conspiracy, I just know it... (BBB and Co. must have seen my results from the Politics Test on Paula's site...)

12:48 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Maybe I'm already too much the corporate scumbag and a skeptic besides -- yeah, I'm a skeptic. I became a right-winger by listening to NPR every day.

Anyway, my point is this doesn't look all that fishy to me. Of course they want to "download" his experience. You don't just walk someone out the door without first getting his take on what the hell happened. Plus, he's obviously someone's friend, and they want the chance to spin his story properly for his next employer. On the other hand, NOT getting walked right out has to sting too. I mean, here in private enterprise, big shots like that can be fired on the spot, no review. It's almost a sign of disrespect to treat him as one of those peons who gets a second chance ...

That statement that they "... rehired ex-FEMA chief Michael Brown-- as a consultant to evaluate the agency's response to the disaster!" Sounds bad. Also sounds like typical press spin. When you are anywhere near this (or any) White House, you better expect the press to spin whatever you do as darkly as they can.

By the way, what did the Feds learn not to do? Don't rely on the locals but watch the news instead? Rita did so much less harm in part because Houston didn't redirect emergency preparedness funds into its "cultural economy" as New Orleans did.

All THAT aside, granted, hiring Brownie was odious to start with. He's probably real good at whatever the Republican frat-boy equivalent is of a blow job.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Harry said...

Hip, you took the bait, hook, line and sinker. I was kidding about conspiracy. As for painting this administration darkly, the administration has earned it in spades. They have disassembled, and spun, and lied and threatened those who didn't want to lie, to a fare thee well for the past five years. They ARE dark. They have engaged in cronyism on a grand scale and now its coming back to haunt them. Tough luck. they deserve it. It's about time the media stopped bending over and grabbing their ankles for these guys.

As for the situation with Rita, they started by not ignoring the warnings like they did with Katrina. Locally, obviously Texas looked at what happened and got on the stick to make sure things didn't go as badly at their level. At the federal level, the whole effort was there to make sure things didn't get worse for the White House. Are you seriously blaming the whole mess in Louisiana on state and local government? Ave you been watching Sean Hannity again? ;-)

4:13 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Are you seriously blaming the whole mess in Louisiana on state and local government?

No, no, granted, Brownie was a putz, in over his head. But hiring him was the major mistake, so far as I know. It's great the way the Repubs tore into him.

Ave you been watching Sean Hannity again? ;-)

Y'know, I don't think I've ever actually seen that show.

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Wiggy said...

Also sounds like typical press spin.

I'm very nervous in general about all press all sides; I'm beginning to think they are all on ONE side - sensationalism...

...except maybe the Economist.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Don said...

The Economist is a good rag, albeit statist in outlook.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Don said...

By the way, I said that not because I'm so smart, but because a friend of mine takes that view and it made sense to me once. Let me be honest here.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Harry said...

"It's great the way the Repubs tore into him."

No kidding. Shays really didn't spare the lash, did he? Nice to see some of these guys get tough about something this important. Brown's reaction was telling as well.

Glad you haven't watched Hannity and Colmes. Comes is a wimp (of course he's paid to be) and Hannity is a pig.

8:51 AM  

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