A New FEMA Boss--Oh Joy.
When I heard this on the radio on my way home today, and I heard his qualifications--he ran fire operations for Miami-Dade county--I thought "Wow--did Bush actually hire someone qualified?" Well, maybe he did, but before we get too excited, Olbermann tells us exactly who this guy is.
David Paulison, then the government's Fire Administrator, joined with the then-head of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, on February 10th, 2003, to say that duct tape and plastic sheeting should be part of any home's "survival kit" in preparation for a terrorist attack.
That's our new FEMA director. He's also the guy who said, in February 2003, that in the first 48 to 72 hours of an emergency, many Americans would likely have to look after themselves.
Well, if he cuts the response time for the feds from five days to three, then maybe he'll be considered competent. By this administration's standards, that's not difficult to do.