Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blow Me, Michael, As It Were

Today remains Tuesday, 30 October 2012.

In an interview yesterday, Michael Brown said:  "Here's my concern.  People in the northeast are already beginning to blow it [Hurricane Sandy] off.... [New York City Mayor Michael] Bloomberg has shut down the subway...[launched] evacuations.... I don't object...they should be doing all of that. But in the meantime, various news commentators...[and others] in New York are shrugging their shoulders, saying, 'What's this all about?' It's premature [when] the brunt of the storm won't happen until later this afternoon.  My guess is, he wants to get ahead of it -- he doesn't want anybody to accuse him of not being on top of it or not paying attention or playing politics in the middle of it.  He probably figured Sunday was a good day to do a press conference.  He probably could have had a little more impact doing it today [Monday]."

Brown is best known for his "swift" reaction to Hurricane Katrina, when he was FEMA director under W. Bush.


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