Apparently, former FEMA director Michael "Brownie" Brown didn't quite get the memo on not playing the blame game:
Brown said Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin "sparred during the crisis and could not work together cooperatively." He also described Blanco as "indecisive" and refusing to cede control of the Louisiana National Guard to federal authorities because "it would have undercut her image politically."
But it's not like he's assigning blame or anything, understand? 'Cuz that would be wrong.
I also like Brown's defense of being stupefyingly ignorant of the thousands of evacuees holed up at the New Orleans Convention Center:
Embattled former FEMA director Michael Brown says he was initially unaware of desperate conditions at the New Orleans Convention Center because it was not a planned Hurricane Katrina evacuation site, according to a congressional memo.
After learning from television about the thousands of evacuees who gathered at the center, Brown ordered food and water be delivered there. But Brown, who on Tuesday faces a House inquiry into the government's slow response to the Aug. 29 disaster, told congressional aides that "there is no reason FEMA would have known about it beforehand."
Got that? It's not Brownie's fault since, in the midst of an overwhelming natural diasater, things didn't go according to his day planner. Dontcha just hate it when that happens?
Coming soon: Michael Brown criticizes poor, black residents of New Orleans for not evolving gills on the spot and swimming to safety.
From the Department of "You've got to be kidding me!", we learn (as commenter Scott points out) that miserable failure Michael Brown, despite having resigned, remains at FEMA as a contractor. Can a Presidential Medal of Freedom be far behind?