Friday, September 02, 2005

FEMA's Number One Priority

Dateline last night:

Director Brown, thanks for joining us. As things stand, what is your biggest challenge tonight as we speak?

Mr. MICHAEL BROWN (Federal Emergency Management Agency Director): Stone, I think it's conveying to the American public just how catastrophic this disaster is.

(Voiceover) I mean, we--we have people whose lives have been totally ruined. They have nothing.

(People in a boat)

Mr. BROWN: They have no place to go, and so the biggest challenge is making certain that the American people understand that so they can help where they choose to help and so that we can bring all of the federal resources to bear on these folk to help them in any way that we can.

The American people understand that this is a catastrophe. It's the Bush administration that doesn't. What the hell can the public do to help without any leadership?

(thanks to JG in Comments)