Former FEMA Officials Want to Stress the 2012 Apocalypse

Officials see it as a perfect hook for a campaign about disaster preparedness.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Former Bush and Clinton FEMA officials plan to press the Department of Homeland Security to stress the need for a public education campaign about the Mayan calendar's prediction of the apocalypse in 2012. No, not that they believe the world will end during President Obama's re-election year bid, but they see it as the perfect hook for a campaign about disaster preparedness. Don't laugh. Vera Chan, a Web trend analyst at Yahoo, tells our Suzi Parker that searches for "end times," "2012," and "apocalypse" surge any time disasters occur.

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