I really can’t believe this but here it is….
Former FEMA director Michael Brown might be joining St. Bernard Parish as a paid consultant.
Brown, who resigned his FEMA post last September in the wake of stinging criticism of the agency’s response to Hurricane Katrina, is expected to visit the parish next week. During his visit, Brown and parish officials will discuss the possibility of the parish contracting with Brown as a guide to help it navigate the bureaucracy of federal storm aid.
Brown now has a consulting business.
St. Bernard Parish President Henry “Junior” Rodriguez said prices have not been discussed to this point, nor have any contracts been entered. Rodriguez and three council members met Brown recently during a trip to Washington, D.C.
UPDATE: Here is some NOLA reaction.
From oyster of the blog “Your Right Hand Thief”….
Paying Michael Brown to roll up his sleeves and navigate anything is like calling the DHS for baby-sitter recommendations.
Read the comments too. They’re great.