It’s easy to make fun of former FEMA director Mike Brown, goodness knows we’ve done enough, but even I wasn’t prepared for this:
(CBS/AP September 26, 2005) – Former FEMA director Michael Brown is continuing to work at the Federal Emergency Management Agency at full pay, with his Sept. 12 resignation not taking effect for two more weeks, said Homeland Security Department spokesman Russ Knocke.
CBS News correspondent Gloria Borger reports that Knocke told her that technically Brown remains at FEMA as a “contractor” and he is “transitioning out of his job.” The reason he will remain at FEMA about a month after his resignation, said the spokesman, is that the agency wants to get the “proper download of his experience.”
During that time, Brown will advise the department on “some of his views on his experience with Katrina,” as he transitions out of his job, Knocke told the Associated Press.After a few “WTF‘s, I actually thought about possible rationales. Perhaps the agency is serious about learning from it’s mistakes. If that’s the case then Brown’s knowledge is essential.
Consider that the best hitters in baseball fail 2 out of 3 times at the plate and research scientists fail over 90 percent of the time. Failure is their best teacher.
Most would agree that when it comes to failure at FEMA, Brown IS uniquely qualified to teach…