Jeb Bush Commemorates Katrina With The Man Responsible For Letting New Orleans Drown (VIDEO)

In the wake of the Katrina disaster, the complete failure of the Bush administration was summed up by a simple phrase:

“Heck of a job, Brownie.”

The Brownie, of course, was former horse judge Michael Brown, who President Bush had appointed to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. The above statement came after the complete bungling of FEMA’s handling of Hurricane Katrina relief in 2005. Only a few days after these words of encouragement were given, Michael Brown tendered his resignation. With the lackluster handling of the disaster, any mention of Michael Brown with Hurricane Katrina can go in the dictionary next to “failure.”

With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Jeb Bush campaign decided on putting together an advertisement to remember. And right there, standing next to the man who would be the third Bush in office, the mastermind of the Katrina disaster, Michael Brown!

Let’s take a pause to look at a frame from this a moment, and directly to Jeb’s left — there we can see Michael Brown, former FEMA director.

Jeb Bush Brownie

Now we have to ask, what was Jeb thinking? The only place in which Michael Brown should appear for an advertisement remembering Katrina should have involved a dunk tank with him in the seat. To witness Michael Brown standing there while Jeb celebrates the hard workers who did step in is an insult to both those workers and to those who felt Katrina’s wrath.

An estimated 1,833 people lost their lives in Hurricane Katrina. Eighty percent of New Orleans was flooded due to the failure of the levy system, a failure caused in part due to inadequate infrastructure maintenance — the result of Republican policies since the 1970’s. Over $40 billion in private property damage was paid out by insurance companies.

To then witness someone running for president putting the engineer of the disaster in any memorial is therefore completely inappropriate. To have that candidate also be the brother of the president who originally appointed Brownie in the first place, well only one real conclusion can be reached: The Bush family is just a pile of cronies and sycophants.

Will people remember, or will it become swept under the rug in the GOP’s push to appoint any candidate, no matter how disastrous?

Remember this, folks, or else it could be your home under a hurricane alert, and no help coming.

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