“Put yourself in my shoes,” said Michael Brown. “You’ve just come out of a meeting where you’ve just told your boss that nothing’s working, I can’t make stuff happen, state and local government aren’t doing what they need to do, the federal government isn’t doing what it needs to do, things are bad. And he comes out and tells me I’m doing a heck of a job?”
Yes, that Michael Brown.
Brown, the former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the initial poster child for all that went wrong in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is here for the fifth anniversary of the event that made him said poster child.
The host of a Denver talk radio show these days, he was delivering his program from a station in downtown New Orleans on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Some of his callers, many of whom refer to him as Brownie and suggest that he is doing a heck of a job, were incredulous.