So, has he been fired or not?

According to CNN,

WASHINGTON — Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen will replace FEMA director Michael Brown as the on-site head of hurricane relief operations in the Gulf Coast, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced Friday afternoon. Brown will head back to Washington from Louisiana to oversee the big picture, the official said.

I have this image of Brown painting the ‘big picture’ by numbers.