Given what we have already seen of the Bush bunch’s shameless exploitation of their own self-created disasters as well as those served up by Old Ma Nature, we really should not be shocked by the announcement that former FEMA honcho Michael Brown is now offering his services as a consultant to others hoping to avoid the kind of mistakes that he made during his brief but disastrous career in disaster management. The notion that you can turn your incompetence and failure into a marketable commodity set me to musing about comparable historical figures who missed a chance to cash in on their colossal miscues. What about the guy who advised Nero to run along to fiddle practice because that smoke was probably just a toga party that got a little out of hand.? Or the fellow who convinced white southerners that every one of them could whip at least a dozen Yankees ? Or the intelligence officer who told Custer that the Sioux weren’t really all that razzed off? Or the crewman who urged the captain of the Hindenburg to relax and have a smoke? Too bad some of these folks aren’t still around. They’d be ideal for “Heckuva Job, Brownie!” Inc.’s Advisory Board. As for Brownie himself, this new gig should be better than his pre-FEMA stint with the Arabian Horse Association. This time he will be on the dispensing end of those little brown biscuits, and it will be up to his clients to watch their step.
Heckuva job Brownie Inc.
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