Disaster Zone

Trump's Big FEMA Decision

It is not so much about Trump, but Fugate.

by Eric Holdeman / January 11, 2017

I always say that if you are going to take over running an organization, you want one that is "on its lips." Taking over something that people hold in high regard already is a much harder proposition. See this Vice News article (a relatively new news organization that has expanded into evening news for HBO), Trump's Big FEMA Decision.

A major part of Fugate's success was that he knew "somewhat" what needed fixing at FEMA, and as I wrote here before, he was there long enough and paid attention to the details to get major pieces of the organization overhauled. A "successful" businessman won't necessarily have the background, no matter how good he or she is, to do the same. 

It took Obama months, until June if I remember it right, to appoint Fugate. I don't expect that FEMA administrator is near the top of the list in the Trump Transition Team's agenda of thousands of positions to fill. Better hope there isn't a disaster before then ...

Claire Rubin shared the link and the warning about the F-word.