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Michael Brown Resigns

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With as much flack as I’ve given this guy in the past week, it still can’t be easy to be at the very heart of a controversy such as this.

Now he doesn’t have to really worry about it anymore.

From the SF Gate:

Federal Emergency Management Agency director Mike Brown said Monday he has resigned “in the best interest of the agency and best interest of the president,” three days after losing his onsite command of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

Brown, under fire for FEMA’s performance in the Gulf Coast, said he feared he had become a distraction.

“The focus has got to be on FEMA, what the people are trying to do down there,” Brown told The Associated Press.

So what does Bush have to say about it?

The president ducked questions about Brown’s resignation. “Maybe you know something I don’t know. I’ve been working,” the president said to reporters on an inspection tour of damage in Gulfport, Miss. Bush said he planned to talk with Brown’s boss, Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff, from Air Force One on the flight back to Washington.

Somehow, that rings really false, but I’ll just roll with the punches on this one and try not to read too much into those comments.

Onward and upward.