Choosing a Relief czar

The number one qualification for a "Katrina relief czar" is ... experience? Nope. Leadership? Nah. Not making George Bush look small? Yes, yes, yes!


There's an intense damage-control debate at the White House over whether President Bush should name a Katrina relief czar, and the idea's backers are pushing former mayor Rudy Giuliani as a dream candidate.
But some top Bush aides think a brand-name disaster boss like Giuliani, dubbed "America's Mayor" for his leadership after 9/11, or former secretary of state Colin Powell would remind Americans of the administration's sluggish initial response to the hurricane.
"You don't want someone overshadowing the President," said an official in the "ride it out" camp. "That leaves him looking weak." [LINK via Eschaton]
Though I must admit the idea of a "brand-name disaster boss" is intriguing.
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