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The Sciences

Rolling Heads

Cosmic VarianceBy cjohnsonSeptember 13, 2005 3:16 AM

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Anyway, Brown has resigned. See the BBC's story: US emergencies chief steps down See the New York Times' story: Three Days After Losing Katrina Duties, FEMA Chief Resigns Post

"It is important that I leave now to avoid further distraction from the ongoing mission of FEMA," Mr. Brown said in a statement issued by his agency this afternoon.

More heads should be rolling..... there should really be an avalanche of rolling heads, if you'll forgive the image....

Mr. Brown's departure had been sought for several days by prominent Congressional Democrats, and the House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi of California, quickly termed Mr. Brown's departure today "long overdue." "His resignation is the right thing for the country and for the people of the Gulf Coast states," she said in a statement. "President Bush's next FEMA director must be a qualified emergency response professional with the leadership experience to manage this disaster and future emergencies." Ms. Pelosi and other Congressional Democratic leaders are demanding an independent inquiry into the federal response to the storm and have said they will not appoint members to a House-Senate committee established by Congressional Republican leaders.

It is still unbelievable to me that there actually needs to be a fight to have such an independent inquiry..... -cvj (Thanks, Adam!)

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