08 September 2005

Number Two at FEMA appears to lack credentials

"Before joining FEMA in 2001, [Michael] Brown, a protege of longtime Bush aide Joseph Allbaugh, was commissioner of the International Arabian Horse Association and had virtually no experience in disaster management....Rhode and Altshuler [Brown's deputies] worked in the White House's Office of National Advance Operations, which arranges Bush's travel and scripts his appearances."
- Chicago Tribune, Sept. 7, 2005