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Coalition Members Look for an Exit
So the Democrats can have a troop reduction after all?
'Brownie' Is Resettled in Posh Digs
And for some good news: former FEMA director " Michael D. Brown works for Michael D. Brown LLC," a change-your-address-book information notice said last week. Brown is going into the consulting business with offices here and in Boulder, Colo., the announcement said.
The office here is at 101 Constitution Ave. NW. Hmmm. That's the fancy new building that is also home to the tony Charlie Palmer restaurant. It says he's in Suite 525 East.
Sounds familiar. Oh, it's in the offices of the Allbaugh Co., run by former FEMA director and top Bush aide in Texas Joe M. Allbaugh , a college chum of Brown's who brought him to Washington. Same phone number, too.
FEMA Sees the Glass Half-Full
Speaking of FEMA, this is the time of year when agencies begin touting their accomplishments over the past year. So a Department of Homeland Security e-mail Monday focused on some of its great moments in 2005.
DHS Today will highlight FY05 Accomplishments in this column over the next several weeks. This week's focus is on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The top FY05 FEMA accomplishments included:
Hurricane Katrina: The response to Hurricane Katrina was FEMA's largest response in its history . . .
Research editor Lucy Shackelford contributed to this column.