Well, it took TIME Magazine to finally do the type of extensive background check that should have been done by, gee… I dunno… maybe the FBI, back when Mike Brown first came up before the Senate for confirmation as deputy director of FEMA. And surprise… they’ve found more than a few discrepancies between Brown’s resume and the real world.
Before joining FEMA, his only previous stint in emergency management, according to his bio posted on FEMA’s website , was “serving as an assistant city manager with emergency services oversight.” The White House press release from 2001 stated that Brown worked for the city of Edmond, Okla., from 1975 to 1978 “overseeing the emergency services division.” In fact, according to Claudia Deakins, head of public relations for the city of Edmond, Brown was an “assistant to the city manager” from 1977 to 1980, not a manager himself, and had no authority over other employees.
Oh… he wasn’t an “assistant city manager”, he was an “assistant to the city manager.” That was just a typo, right? But wait, it gets worse:
“The assistant is more like an intern,” she told TIME. “Department heads did not report to him.”
So he was more of an intern than an assistant…
“He was a student at Central State University,” recalls former city manager Bill Dashner.
… A college intern.
“Mike used to handle a lot of details. Every now and again I’d ask him to write me a speech. He was very loyal. He was always on time. He always had on a suit and a starched white shirt.”
And a starched white shirt. Well, I guess that’s Brown’s qualifications in a nutshell.
And the rest of Browns resume seems just as fictional. He claimed the honor of being named “Outstanding Political Science Professor” at Central State University… where he was never a member of faculty. And he claims to have been a director of the Oklahoma Christian Home since 1983… which came as a surprise to both the administration and the staff.
A veteran employee at the center since 1981 says Brown “was never director here, was never on the board of directors, was never executive director. He was never here in any capacity. I never heard his name mentioned here.”
My god… why would you even make up something as trivial as this? It’s almost like he’s lying for sport. And of course, don’t you think the fact that there is no board of directors at the nursing home should have been a big tip off.. had the FBI actually performed a fucking background check?
This is no longer simply about Brown’s incompetence… it’s about the incompetence and indifference of a president who hired a political hack with a trumped up resume to lead our nation’s disaster relief efforts.