- the Bush Katrina photo op: "And for the entire time Bush was in the state, the congressman [Rep. Charlie Melancon] said, a ban on helicopter flights further stalled the delivery of food and supplies." here
- failure of FEMA to prepare: "Despite four years and tens of billions of dollars spent preparing for the worst, the federal government was not ready when it came at daybreak on Monday, according to interviews with more than a dozen current and former senior officials and outside experts." here
(so, when terrorists attack, are we screwed?
- FEMA director Michael Brown experience in emergency management: "His background in state and local government also includes serving as an assistant city manager with emergency services oversight and as a city councilman." DHS resume(has he ever had a real job?)
(sources include multiple blogs)