FEMA director Mike Brown cut bait and ran today. Pres. Bush said he was surprised and had no idea that Brown had resigned or was even considering it. I find this hard to believe as, more than likely, Bush forced the resignation to expedite blame towards to former director. It's expected that Bush will take a necessary level of blame, but perhaps it's expected that Brown's resignation will alleviate some of that. Ultimately though, a majority of blame rests on the shoulders of Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, and other state and regional politicians.