Brown, who directed FEMA under George W. Bush, is famous for his own botched response to Hurricane Katrina.
So what does he have to say about this latest environmental disaster?
"The delay was this," Brown said on Fox News today. "It's pure politics."
He continued: "This president has never supported big oil, he's never supported offshore drilling, and now he has an excuse to shut it back down."
Brown noted the potential damage the oil slick will cause, and added: "This is exactly what they want, because now [Obama] can pander to the environmentalists and say, 'I'm gonna shut it down because it's too dangerous.'"