There’s more, but this is all you need to know.
Two days after Katrina hit, Marty Bahamonde, one of the only FEMA employees in New Orleans, wrote to Brown that “the situation is past critical” and listed problems including many people near death and food and water running out at the Superdome.
Brown’s entire response was: “Thanks for the update. Anything specific I need to do or tweak?”
People, this is the ignorance of cronyism. Pretty ridiculous.
Oh, and by the way…
Brown is still on the federal payroll at his $148,000 annual salary. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, saying Brown’s expertise was needed as he investigated what went wrong, agreed to a 30-day extension when Brown resigned. Chertoff renewed that extension in mid-October.
Well, I’m glad we’re still paying him for his expertise. Because, you know, we need to make sure EXACTLY how ignorant Brown is before we stop paying him. And only Brown can tell us that.