Tuesday, September 27, 2005

A Question…

Michael Brown is still working for FEMA. From the Washington Post:

Brown, who ran FEMA for more than two years, has a two-week “transition” remaining at the agency, during which he will advise the department on “some of his views on his experience with Katrina,” Homeland security spokesman Russ Knocke said. He is receiving full pay.

And there’s this:

After weeks of prodding by Republican lawmakers and the American Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said yesterday that it will use taxpayer money to reimburse churches and other religious organizations that have opened their doors to provide shelter, food and supplies to survivors of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

FEMA officials said it would mark the first time that the government has made large-scale payments to religious groups for helping to cope with a domestic natural disaster.

So my question to the folks at the Bush administration and FEMA is:

Are you out of what could charitably be called your collective minds?

There. I feel better now.