It's because if you're good at what you do, and show some drive, you will most likely be rewarded.
Hence, George W. Bush is our president.
And Mike Brown, the former FEMA director, is starting a new "disaster preparedness consulting firm":
"If I can help people focus on preparedness, how to be better prepared in their homes and better prepared in their businesses -- because that goes straight to the bottom line -- then I hope I can help the country in some way," Brown told the Rocky Mountain News for its Thursday editions.
In somewhat related news I'm apparently in the running for the "White Man Of The Year" award