FEMA’s Aaron Walker Resigns; “I enjoyed every minute of it”
November 9, 2007
FEMA’s Press Secretary Aaron Walker, one of the members of the public affairs department asking questions at the staged press conference two weeks ago resigned following an internal FEMA investigation. PRNewser quoted Walker in an earlier post about Director of External Affairs Pat Philbin.
According to an email to PRNewser, Walker was planning to leave for the past two months, “My goal was to stay on through 2 hurricane seasons. We’re planning to have our second child in about 3 weeks and move home to Utah to be near family. My post a FEMA was one of the greatest jobs I’ve ever had and enjoyed every minute of it.”
PRNewser wonders about how objective the internal inquiry could possibly be if conducted by its own person from Department of Homeland Security. With a massive damage control problem breaking now regarding high levels of toxic formaldehyde in tens of thousands of trailers, it looks like FEMA needs to assign blame and move on.