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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Water, Guns and Tuna

With hurricane season just a couple months away, I think I'm going to have to start stocking up.

The New York Times reported on Sunday that Bush turned to Paulison after seven candidates for director or another top FEMA job said they had pulled themselves out of the running.

The candidates were said to be unconvinced that the administration was serious about fixing FEMA or that there was enough time to actually get it done before Bush's second term ends.....

The Times said that of the 30 most senior jobs at FEMA, 11 are filled by officials appointed on an acting basis. It said the search has gone on so long that Kentucky Republican Rep. Harold Rogers, chairman of a House subcommittee that oversees the Homeland Security Department's budget, had threatened last week to hold up action on the budget bill until the top jobs at FEMA were filled.


  • I heard James Lee Witt, the competent FEMA head under Clinton, asked on a news show whether he'd accept the top job again, say he'd never been asked.

    He didn't say no.

    By Blogger Motherlode, at 5:59 AM  

  • I don't know if it was on the same show, but I saw him say that, too. But, unfortunately, I think politics is more imortant to the Bush admin than competence.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 7:22 AM  

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