No promotion for FEMA faker

Phony up a news conference, lose your new job.


Tim Grieve
October 29, 2007 11:34PM (UTC)

About that promotion for FEMA press conference faker John P. "Pat" Philbin?

Never mind.

It seems that Philbin, who was supposed to leave FEMA last week for a new job as the director of public affairs for the Office of the National Intelligence Director, isn't going to be getting the new job after all. DNI spokesman Ross Feinstein tells the Associated Press: "We do not normally comment on personnel matters. However, we can confirm that Mr. Philbin is not, nor is he scheduled to be, the director of public affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence."

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Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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