FEMA director's qualifications questioned
"[Michael] Brown's biography on the Federal Emergency Management Agency Web site says he had once served as an "assistant city manager with emergency services oversight," and a White House news release in 2001 said Brown had worked for the city of Edmond, Oklahoma in the 1970s "overseeing the emergency-services division."Note, the references to Edmond, OK seem to no longer appear on the FEMA page.
However, a city spokeswoman told the magazine Brown had actually worked as "an assistant to the city manager."
"The assistant is more like an intern," Claudia Deakins told the magazine. "Department heads did not report to him."
Looks like Tyler Harber probably has a bright future in federal disaster relief, as well.
I wish someone would ask Brown point-blank whether he was an assistant city manager, with emergency response oversight, or an assistant to the city manager with no oversight. Clear that up real fast.
Hey, remember in the X-Files movie that came out several years back - Mulder deduced that FEMA held the real power in government. Heh. Yeah, you were really on to something there, Spooky...