Mark Sullivan: Wos and Brownie

October 11, 2013 

Regarding your Oct. 9 news article “DHHS comes up short on answers”: The personnel and policy blunders of Secretary Aldona Wos and Gov. Pat McCrory mirror the legacy of George W. Bush and FEMA.

Hurricane Katrina exposed the hazards of making political appointments to critical government agencies based strictly on cronyism and campaign contributions. In both cases, prolific fundraisers with no experience running any large organization were appointed to lead massive, critically important government agencies, and their lack of qualifications quickly became apparent. Remember “Brownie”?

Today we hear echoes of Bush from the mouth of McCrory telling Wos, “You’re doing a heck of a job!” Heck of a job, governor, heck of a job.

Mark Sullivan, Durham

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