Friday, November 09, 2007

Did You Forget ?

Did you forget about FEMA’s fake press briefing after the California wildfires ? The Washington Post didn’t.

FEMA Press Secretary Directed Fake News Briefing, Inquiry Finds

FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison evidently forgot about the history of the Bush Administration.

"Those are career people. They should have stepped up and said something, they really should have. But their bosses said 'Do this,' and they did it -- some reluctantly, but there's no excuses for that," Paulison said. He called the impact on FEMA's credibility "devastating."

In a normal world, I’d agree with Mr. Paulison. But this isn’t a normal world. This is Bush World. Government employees that blow the whistle on the Bush Administration get fired. Just ask General Shinseki.

You can’t have it both ways Mr. Paulison. You can’t fire government employees for speaking the truth as they know it and then turn around and expect them to protect you from yourself.

And that goes for you too, Joe Public.

Don Brown
November 9, 2007

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