Archive for Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Ex-director of FEMA to speak at institute

April 3, 2007


Michael Brown, who was ousted as director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency after the Hurricane Katrina disaster, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dole Institute of Politics on Kansas University's West Campus.

"Michael Brown was in a position to witness the entire federal, state and local response to one of our country's greatest natural disasters," said Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute. "Very few public servants have been as scrutinized and vilified by critics and the media. We are really looking forward to hearing him discuss his side of the story."

The program is free and open to the public and will include an advance question-and-answer session.


sweetiepie 11 years, 1 month ago

Does anyone else think this is a travesty? This man, who already profited on his failure to perform, now gets paid to come and "tell his side." Good grief! Will the Dole Institute then have someone who suffered because of Brown's failures come in and give "their side"? I doubt that. Which means there's really only one side, doesn't it?

Ragingbear 11 years, 1 month ago

I bet we get more people there to protest this moron than people going to listen to him prattle on about how it wasn't his fault.

cdc 11 years, 1 month ago

hey consumer1: there are going to be cameras there tonight? what?

Oh and guess what else: It does not matter if you are moderate, conservative, liberal or none of the above:

Michael Brown's actions (and his inaction) meant more people died due to the Hurricane, the broken levees, and the flooding and lack of appropriate rescue efforts. Come on out and hear what he has to say.

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