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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 11:18 PM
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13. Actually WHO he put in charge of FEMA,
an EXECUTIVE DECISION... is critical.

yes, some of this is for show...

But seeing a PRESIDENT in command is important at a symbolic level.

There are many reasons why you will not see ANY US President do this...

Nor is it advisable... for other reasons...

But believe it or not, yes symbolism (and it is what it is) matters.

I know that the FEMA director, a former CAREER FIREFIGHTER, has a lot more to do with how well this went... but who put him there? Think of the guy Bush the Lesser put in charge of FEMA... alas the results are clear for all to see.

Oh and for the record, Mr. Obama stay in the WH... it is really a nightmare to have a VIP in the middle of a response. But these photos are good.
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