September 4, 2005: New Orleans: Hall Of ShameWe've got a hot competition going for the STUPIDEST comment made by a public official as the New Orleans disaster drags on.
In the "Highly Paid Appointee" category, the unquestioned winner so far is FEMA chairman Michael Brown, who seems to be communicating from another planet . . . one where they don't have cable. As reported on CNN, his recent comments on the tragedy have included:
Can I suggest that an effective federal response at the very top level would be to fire this guy? The people in the Superdome can't eat spin control.
In the "These People Got Elected" category, though, we have a dead-heat tie between Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). Their contribution to disaster relief: Make sure we use the politically correct word to describe the victims!
From the Yahoo story:
-- Steve Jackson
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