I always wondered where former FEMA director Michael Brown would end up. I imagined he would end up as a greeter at the Bush presidential library. You know, something that he is actually qualified to do.
Instead, it appears the overmatched bureaucrat is taking his show to law school. No, not as a student, as a professor. TPMMuckraker reports:
Michael Brown, the much-ridiculed former FEMA director who became a symbol of the Bush administration’s disastrous response to Hurricane Katrina, has landed a new gig: teaching a law-school class on the Patriot Act next spring.
What student body will be lucky enough to learn from the best? Details after the jump.
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law will be welcoming the expert experience of Michael Brown:
Fred Cheever, the associate dean of academic affairs at the law school, told TPMmuckraker that Brown contacted him recently and proposed teaching the class.
Asked what it was about Brown that recommended him to the school, Cheever replied: “His extensive experience in government and his willingness to teach.”
Well now, those are some serious teaching qualifications. Have a government job for a long time (check), be willing to teach (check), and you’re in. Nothing says top notch faculty like “Umm … he really wanted the job.”
Brownie’s new gig sets up an even more tantalizing possibility. Because you know that at least one Denver Law student will be asking Brownie for a recommendation. That means that a year from now, some hiring partner or judge will be staring at an applicant who lists Mike Brown as a reference.
Hilarity will ensue.
Michael Brown To Teach Class On Patriot Act [TPMMuckraker]