Trickle Down Management
Bush appointee and FEMA head Michael Chertoff had to deal with a public relations blunder. It seems a couple of his FEMA people decided to stage a press conference and got caught. Rather than just issue a press release they decided it would better to pretend they were reporters and ask FEMA Deputy Director Harvey Johnson some easy questions. Poor Michael Chertoff showing no understanding of the effects of managements behavior on employee behavior was reported complaining he "can't explain why it happened". I thought I would like to help and I believe this article explains alot.
Even though the FEMA response seems to be going well, you still have to try something manipulative. I mean, they wanted to show upper management they could do the job.