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09-09-2005, 02:05 PM
FEMA Chief Relieved of Katrina Duties


By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
13 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown is being removed from his role in managing the Bush administration's Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and is returning to Washington.

Brown, who has been under fire for the federal government's slow response to the storm that devastated much of the Gulf Coast region, will be replaced by Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad W. Allen, who was overseeing New Orleans relief and rescue efforts.

Asked if he was being made a scapegoat for a federal relief effort that has drawn widespread and sharp criticism, Brown told The Associated Press after a long pause: "By the press, yes. By the president, No."

09-09-2005, 04:00 PM
Damage control.

09-09-2005, 10:43 PM
I wonder who this guy (Allen) had to give oral to to get this job.