Putting FEMA Out of Its Misery

PUTTING FEMA OUT OF ITS MISERY….A new report says FEMA is FUBAR:

Crippled by years of poor leadership and inadequate funding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency cannot be fixed, a bipartisan investigation says in recommendations to be released Thursday.

….Describing FEMA as a “shambles and beyond repair,” [Republican Senator Susan] Collins said the overall report “will help ensure that we do not have a repeat of the failures following Hurricane Katrina.”

This is truly remarkable. FEMA was a fine organization for eight years under Bill Clinton, widely recognized as one of the best run agencies in the federal government. But after a mere five years of George Bush’s stewardship there’s now a bipartisan consensus that it’s so rundown that the only choice is to get rid of it and build a completely new agency in its place. Astonishing.