It never ceases to amaze us that former Bush administration officials criticize things Barack Obama does. After eight years of ridiculous wars without end, unfunded mandates, spiraling debt, signing statements undermining legislation and attacks on things as fundamental to the American way of life as following the Geneva Convention, people like Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and now Michael Brown are back. Not only are they back, but they’re taken seriously by the media.
On Monday, former FEMA head (and horse enthusiast) Michael “Brownie” Brown took to Fox News and criticized the Obama administration’s response to a leaking oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Just to be clear, that’s the same Michael Brown whose FEMA did absolutely nothing while New Orleans washed away, while hundreds died, while thousands starved in the Super Dome and while hundreds of thousands of people were displaced.
Not only is he criticizing the administration’s response to the leaking oil rig, but he’s also suggesting that whatever lag there was was intentional because Obama doesn’t want offshore oil drilling and hates Big Oil.
The delay was this,” Brown said on Fox News today. “It’s pure politics.”
He continued: “This president has never supported big oil, he’s never supported offshore drilling, and now he has an excuse to shut it back down.”
Brown noted the potential damage the oil slick will cause, and added: “This is exactly what they want, because now [Obama] can pander to the environmentalists and say, ‘I’m gonna shut it down because it’s too dangerous.'”
We post this not because anyone gives two shits what this cockface has to say about anything, but to remind people that in the Bush administration someone like Michael Brown (a horse breeder by trade) was allowed to run FEMA. Criticize Obama all you want on policy, but at least give the poor guy credit for not being George W. Bush. Give him credit for not being surrounded by in-over-their-head cronies who shouldn’t be anywhere near government.
Oh, and one more thing: Fuck you, Michael Brown, you asshole.