After the revelations of cronyism in the Bush administration, following Hurricane Katrina, you'd think that the President would hire someone who wouldn't fit this description to lead the rebuilding effort.
You might think that, but you'd be wrong.
WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was assigned by the Bush administration on Tuesday to oversee the federal government's disaster-recovery efforts on the Gulf Coast.
Donald Powell, 64, a wealthy contributor to President Bush's presidential campaign, will be in charge of coordinating long-term plans to rebuild the states hit by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The sluggish federal response to Katrina, the first and most damaging of the two, has been widely criticized.
Prior to his becoming chair of the FDIC, he was a banker in Tennessee. While officials tried to point out how that experience and a previous stint as a University administrator qualified him for the job, it still seems that his best qualification is that, as the article says, he was a wealthy contributor to President Bush's Presidential campaign.
Maybe this explains why Michael Brown is still on the payroll at FEMA.