News sites are reporting all over that Michael Brown has been relieved in his role of managing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. In my opinion, this is a good first step.
But, I do have to ask — what's the value in having the head of FEMA not working on the major disaster at-hand? FNC is reporting that he will still be the head of FEMA.
Update: Chertoff says in press conference that Michael Brown “did everything he could do” — had we had someone with stronger background in emergency management and disaster response, I think we could've had someone who could have, and more importantly, would have, done a lot more.