Michael Brown Resigns

From the Associated Press: Mike Brown says he has resigned as director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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 on-site command of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

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


Now, let’s take advantage of the moment and give FEMA a good overhaul.

Best Brown Quote: “I’m going to go home and walk my dog and hug my wife, and maybe get a good Mexican meal and a stiff margarita and a full night’s sleep.” –FEMA Director Michael Brown, on his plans after being relieved from his role managing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, Sept. 9, 2005

Most Maddening Moment: In the bungled response to Katrina when he announced that he had “just learned” that hurricane victims were trapped at the New Orleans convention center — a full day after reporters screamed about the hellish conditions there.

UPDATE: White House taps fire official David Paulison to head FEMA.

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