Evolving Thoughts

NASA Watch reports that Patrick Rhode, the deputy to Michael Brown, of Hurricane Katrina FEMA infamy, has been appointed to a NASA position. His total lack of experience at anything except getting Bush and Cheney elected makes this a very bad bit of corruption.


  1. #1 Nick Anthis
    January 11, 2007

    Jesus H. Christ, this is familiar….

  2. #2 Mike the Mad Biologist
    January 11, 2007

    From the NY Daily News:

    Never fear, though: Rhode has covered disasters–as a TV anchor for local network affiliates in Alabama and Arkansas, in which capacity he developed “an acute interest in what responders do in times of crises.” Perhaps not acute enough. He recently said that FEMA’s response to Katrina was “probably one of the most efficient and effective responses in the country’s history.

    I’m sure he’ll do just fine…

  3. #3 mark
    January 11, 2007

    Is it any wonder that it’s so easy to believe the new review process for USGS will add focus to Administration policies instead of sticking to the science, or that the Administration provides anti-science support to the National Parks system?

  4. #4 Jim Harrison
    January 11, 2007

    Since NASA policy increasingly emphasizes meaningless engineering exercises like the proposed moonbase over cost-effective science, it doesn’t matter so much who administers the program. He’ll be like the guy the pharoah put in charge of building his pyramid. Whether the pyramid ever gets built or not, the same amount of money and energy will be wasted in the process of building a monument to vanity.

New comments have been temporarily disabled. Please check back soon.