Lady G is right in saying D’OHS should be dismantled. But neither FEMA nor D’OHS can be fixed by bureaucratic reorganizations. The problem reaches down to their roots, and there it has to be solved.
Chertoff, Brown and the rest — with very few exceptions — don’t have any experience or training in the myriad issues they have to deal with. We need to assure that real experts — and there’s a host of grumpy old colonels and generals who have the experience, the training and the ability to command in crises — run these agencies. As I’ve written before, amateur hour should be over. We need to remove the top two or three layers at D’OHS and most of its component agencies and replace the people with others who can find their heads if permitted to use both hands.
No matter which cabinet department or independent agency controls, nothing will get better until people who know what they’re about are put in charge.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?