(1) As mentioned above - "The White House press release from 2001 stated that Brown worked for the city of Edmond, Okla., from 1975 to 1978 'overseeing the emergency services division.' In fact, according to Claudia Deakins, head of public relations for the city of Edmond, Brown was an 'assistant to the city manager' from 1977 to 1980, not a manager himself, and had no authority over other employees. 'The assistant is more like an intern,' she told TIME....'Yes. Mike Brown worked for me. He was my administrative assistant. He was a student at Central State University,' recalls former city manager Bill Dashner. "Mike used to handle a lot of details. Every now and again I'd ask him to write me a speech. He was very loyal. He was always on time. He always had on a suit and a starched white shirt.'"
(2) "'Under the "honors and awards' section of his profile at FindLaw.com — which is information on the legal website provided by lawyers or their offices—he lists 'Outstanding Political Science Professor, Central State University'. However, Brown 'wasn't a professor here, he was only a student here,' says Charles Johnson, News Bureau Director in the University Relations office at the University of Central Oklahoma (formerly named Central State University). 'He may have been an adjunct instructor,' says Johnson, but that title is very different from that of 'professor.' Carl Reherman, a former political science professor at the University through the '70s and '80s, says that Brown 'was not on the faculty.' As for the honor of 'Outstanding Political Science Professor,' Johnson says, 'I spoke with the department chair yesterday and he's not aware of it.' Johnson could not confirm that Brown made the Dean's list or was an 'Outstanding Political Science Senior,' as is stated on his online profile."
(3) "Under the heading of 'Professional Associations and Memberships' on FindLaw, Brown states that from 1983 to the present he has been director of the Oklahoma Christian Home, a nursing home in Edmond. But an administrator with the Home told TIME that Brown is 'not a person that anyone here is familiar with.' She says there was a board of directors until a couple of years ago, but she couldn't find anyone who recalled him being on it. According to FEMA's Andrews, Brown said 'he's never claimed to be the director of the home. He was on the board of directors, or governors of the nursing home.' However, a veteran employee at the center since 1981 says Brown 'was never director here, was never on the board of directors, was never executive director. He was never here in any capacity. I never heard his name mentioned here.'"
(4) "The FindLaw profile for Brown was amended on Thursday to remove a reference to his tenure at the International Arabian Horse Association, which has become a contested point. Brown's FindLaw profile lists a wide range of areas of legal practice, from estate planning to family law to sports. However, one former colleague does not remember Brown's work as sterling. Stephen Jones, a prominent Oklahoma lawyer who was lead defense attorney on the Timothy McVeigh case, was Brown's boss for two-and-a-half years in the early '80s. 'He did mainly transactional work, not litigation,' says Jones. 'There was a feeling that he was not serious and somewhat shallow.' Jones says when his law firm split, Brown was one of two staffers who was let go." [Time Magazine | September 08, 2005
"Brown's boss at the time, Joe Allbaugh, declared, 'the President couldn't have chosen a better man to help...prepare and protect the nation.'"
Ooops. Think Progress summarizes the inconsistencies in FEMA boss Mike Brown's resume.
Me-thinks it's high time that all of the "rangers" and "pioneers" that Bush has appointed to federal positions *PDF, who are unqualified to work representing the United States and especially those that safeguard the American people get their qualificatons reviewed.
"Baker explains later he didn't intend flippancy but has long wanted to improve low-income housing."
"U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's visit to Reliant Park this morning offered him a glimpse of what it's like to be living in shelter.
While on the tour with top administration officials from Washington, including U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and U.S. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, DeLay stopped to chat with three young boys resting on cots.
The congressman likened their stay to being at camp and asked, 'Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?' [Houston Chronicle's DomeBlog | September 8, 2005]
"I believe there is a constitutional aspect of the Brown fiasco which has been overlooked, which is that the Senate's advise and consent faculty cannot operate when they are given false information about nominees.
I think this could rise to the level of an impeachable offense, IF there is a demonstrable pattern of the White House nominating people with false statements in their resumes.
...The Brown nomination, on top of the Kerik nomination, show that the White House either doesn't vet people thoroughly at ALL, or it colludes in lying to the Senate about nominees."
"Hey, ugly fat fuck, shove it. My Mom drowned...I was without food and water for days. I was abandoned on the roof of our home for four days...and the Coast Guard wouldn't allow me to take my pet dog. Yeah - this is really fuckin' fun, you asshole!
FEMA = Failure to Effectively Manage Anything.
Here is Brown on being fired! He doesn't know why!!
posted by Postroad at 1:41 PM PST on September 9 [!]
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