Sunday, August 19, 2007

"Heck Of A Job" Brownie Using Government Contacts To Get Consulting Gigs

Only with the Bush administration could total incompetence lead to financial gain after you leave the administration.
Nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed New Orleans, Michael Brown, who bore the brunt of the criticism for the federal response to the storm, has moved into a career promoting disaster-response and data-mining technology for government agencies and private customers.

Brown, who served as director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency when Katrina blasted New Orleans and the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, has not returned to New Orleans in nearly two years. His last stop was on Sept. 11, 2005, the day before he resigned under pressure.

The next time he sees New Orleans, Brown ruefully suggests, it may be in response to lawsuits resulting from Katrina, which left more than 1,000 dead and tens of thousands homeless.
This article calls him a salesman. He is clearly working as a lobbyist for these firms in assisting them in getting government contracts. he even plans to register as a lobbyist. The moral of this story is that even if you are a total incompetent, if you have the right connections door open for you.

This story is a true representation of how our current government works. If you think this current system is good then do nothing. If you feel it needs to be changed then become involved. We the people can change it.

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