Monday, September 12, 2005

his name is robert paulison

so browneye is out as fema director (though he'd already been replaced as head of the katrina effort), so i wondered about his replacement. after all, the two people who were immediately under brown were also totally unqualified, so i wanted to be sure this wasn't a case of "out with the old, in with the same old same old".

josh marshall links to his biography and points out that this paulison guy, the new appointee, actually has experience working in the field of emergency management! it's almost like clinton came back and started appointing qualified people again.

and his name is robert paulison. okay, he prefers to go by his middle name, david, but i couldn't resist the fight club reference, and i even checked that his first name is indeed robert before posting... what a geek i am; i live for cute cultural references and ironic juxtapositions. i wouldn't have even posted if his name had not been robert paulison.

if only someone like paulison had been appointed years ago...

update: looks like bush didn't even know that browneye had resigned until reporters asked him about it! thinkprogress has the video.

double super secret update: the blogosphere has taken to calling him david "duck tape" paulison, as he was the one who told us to stock up on duct tape and plastic sheeting way back when. so while he does have actual emergency experience, making him loads better than browneye (or "drownie" as some call brown), he's not exactly perfect.

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