Tuesday, September 06, 2005

One Presidential Medal of Freedom, coming up

afarensis thinks This Could Be Big, referring to this report:
The government's disaster chief waited until hours after Hurricane Katrina had already struck the Gulf Coast before asking his boss to dispatch 1,000 Homeland Security employees to the region — and gave them two days to arrive, according to internal documents.

Michael Brown, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, sought the approval from Homeland Security Secretary Mike Chertoff roughly five hours after Katrina made landfall on Aug. 29. Brown said that among duties of these employees was to "convey a positive image" about the government's response for victims.
It's good that we have our priorities straight. Public relations, convenience for the employees, then being prepared.

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