September 07, 2005
Waste of Resources
You have over 1,000 highly trained firemen together in one room. What do you do? If you're FEMA you make them endure a day of lectures (including an all-important sexual harassment talk) to prepare them to be "community-relations officers" who won't be doing much rescuing but will be handing out FEMA flyers. FEMA spokeswoman Mary Hudak was indignant saying, "I would go back and ask the firefighter to revisit his commitment to FEMA, to firefighting and to the citizens of this country." I would ask Ms. Hudak to revisit her commitment to saving hurricane victim's lives. She doesn't care what life-saving resources she has before her.