Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Full of Shit

"Brownie" stands for the color of his nose--and what he regularly consumes with relish:

Brown's testimony painted a picture of disorganization and miscommunication in the days before and after Hurricane Katrina. But the story he told in the hot seat Tuesday is a far cry from the picture he painted for us just hours after Katrina made landfall.

Ask Mike Brown what went wrong during Katrina and the blame is anywhere but with himself.

"My biggest mistake was not recognizing by Saturday that Louisiana was dysfunctional," he said.

Brown made similar comments in a New York Times interview shortly after his resignation, with harsh words for Governor Kathleen Blanco. But on the day Katrina hit, he told 9 News, live on the air, a completely different story:

He said, "The state, local, and federal governments are tied at the hip right now, we've got a good inter-agency command structure. What we planned for and what we exercised is what you're seeing being put into action now." (my emphasis)

That's not his only lie:

...while testifying under oath, Mike Brown claimed that Louisiana Gov. Blanco’s August 27th request to the President for a federal emergency declaration excluded Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquerines parishes...

In fact, Blanco requested the President to declare a disaster in “all the southeastern parishes,” which includes Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines. See the request for yourself HERE.

You can read his entire testimony bullshit session here.

And remember, Mike Brown-nose has/had/has his position in government because of his connections. To put it bluntly, I don't think his behavior is any different from the guys who put him there.

Consider what that means.

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