September 9, 2005

Time Magazine on Mike Brown

Earlier I referred to a Time Magazine article which questioned Mike Brown's resume. Here is the article in question:
How Reliable Is Brown's Resume?
A TIME investigation reveals discrepancies in the FEMA chief's official biographies

When President Bush nominated Michael Brown to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2003, Brown's boss at the time, Joe Allbaugh, declared, "the President couldn't have chosen a better man to help...prepare and protect the nation." But how well was he prepared for the job? Since Hurricane Katrina, the FEMA director has come under heavy criticism for his performance and scrutiny of his background. Now, an investigation by TIME has found discrepancies in his online legal profile and official bio, including a description of Brown released by the White House at the time of his nomination in 2001 to the job as deputy chief of FEMA. On Friday, Brown, who became director of FEMA in 2003, was relieved of his duties handling the Katrina response and was replaced in that role by Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad W. Allen.
The article goes into quite a bit of detail -- they checked up on the items in Mike Brown's resume and discovered that they were either padded or completely fabricated. I can imagine Mr. Brown rehearsing for his next job: "Would you like fries with that?" Posted by DaveH at September 9, 2005 2:45 PM
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