Michael ‘Heckuva Job Brownie’ Brown Responds to Ebola/FEMA Comparison

Remember Michael Brown? Not the black teenager whose shooting caused nationwide uproar, but the former director of FEMA. You might know him better by his nickname “Brownie,” from the infamous George W. Bush line “Brownie, you’re doing a heckuva job.”

Well, Brown was on CNN tonight to talk about the government’s response to Ebola, and Don Lemon had to bring up comparisons between that and how he responded to Hurricane Katrina back in 2005. Lemon told him he “didn’t do a great job during Katrina,” so people might find him criticizing the government now as ironic.

Brown said, “Better to speak to the systemic problems we have inside the government when we see these kinds of issues arise, Don.” He only briefly addressed Katrina, keeping the focus on government incompetence in general.

He also said it’s a bad idea for anyone to be “comparing one disaster to another.”

Watch the full interview below, via CNN:

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