Friday, September 09, 2005


No crisis interferes with the veneer...

"Many of the firefighters, assembled from Utah and throughout the United States by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, thought they were going to be deployed as emergency workers.
Instead, they have learned they are going to be community-relations officers for FEMA, shuffled throughout the Gulf Coast region to disseminate fliers and a phone number: 1-800-621-FEMA.
Firefighters say they want to brave the heat, the debris-littered roads, the poisonous cottonmouth snakes and fire ants and travel into pockets of Louisiana where many people have yet to receive emergency aid.
But as specific orders began arriving to the firefighters in Atlanta, a team of 50 Monday morning quickly was ushered onto a flight headed for Louisiana. The crew's first assignment: to stand beside President Bush as he tours devastated areas."

Story via Daily Kos


Thomas Fitzsimmons said...

Those firefighters were all required to take sensitivity training, including "Sexual Harrassment," before being sent out to distribute FEMA leaflets.
Can't be too careful with guys like that; roughnecks all.

Jenn said...

urgh. what a waste.
I cover my face in shame of my country.