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The new Coast Guard deputy Thad Allen brought in to “assist” Michael Brown has been hitting the shows. Good move for FEMA. Easy follow-on to last night’s prediction: this seemingly no-nonsense together guy will be named acting director just as soon as Brown resigns Friday morning, and will be on all the Sunday shows.

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