Mike Brown, the subject of blistering criticism after Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast and overwhelmed the government's response, quit Monday as director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency....
Bush named R. David Paulison, head of the FEMA's emergency preparedness force, to replace Brown....
Who's R. David Paulison? Oh, you remember February 2003:
Americans have apparently heeded the U.S. government's advice to prepare for terror attacks, emptying hardware store shelves of duct tape.
On Tuesday, less than 24 hours after U.S. Fire Administrator David Paulison described a list of useful items, stores in the greater Washington, D.C. area reported a surge in sales of plastic sheeting, duct tape, and other emergency items.
These items, Paulison said, can be helpful after a biological, chemical or radiological attack....
THE DUCT TAPE GUY! THEY REPLACED BROWN WITH THE FRIGGING DUCT TAPE GUY!
Oh, but at least we know from that story that there won't be drastic changes at FEMA:
With concerns growing about al Qaeda's interest in acquiring weapons of mass destruction, Paulison cautioned that aid after an attack could be hard to come by, at least initially.
He said that in the first 48 to 72 hours of an emergency, many Americans will likely to have to look after themselves.
Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.