This runs counter to all American tradition (at least outside of Tammany Hall and Chicago politics). I have copied and pasted directly from Ace of Spades.
Obama Mullng Turning Army of Supporters Into His Own Private FEMA
Your own... personal... FEMA...
In what would be another unprecedented step, Obama's political staff is deciding whether to create a service organization that would use the vast corps of its grass-roots campaign supporters. As described by one source knowledgeable with the discussions, this nonprofit arm would be used to help victims of natural disasters, but would do so under the Obama umbrella while continuing to build the overall network's massive e-mail database.
Unacceptable. Obama is seeking to create a shadow bureaucracy answerable not to the taxpayer but only to himself.
Thanks to Arthur.