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Ever at the ready to undermine the authority of our socialist president, the GOP's biggest and baddest yammerer, Rush Limbaugh, and some of his like-minded friends jumped on the opportunity to repurpose the Gulf Coast oil spill, rhetorically transforming the eco-corporate disaster (continued).

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Michael D. Brown's got cojones -- either that, or a distressing lack of self-awareness on some fundamental level. The former FEMA director, roundly roasted for his too-little-too-late leadership style during Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, is now aiming to bring his disaster management skills to California's fire-ravaged regions.

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Former FEMA director Michael "Heckuva Job" Brown told an aide he was "sitting in the chair, putting mousse in my hair" as he waited for a media interview immediately after the Aug. 29 disaster began. He also disputed that levees quickly broke -- despite getting reports to that effect.

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