The Brownie correspondence
November 03, 2005 News & Politics
Turns out the former FEMA chief was indeed a man of letters -- none of them intelligent:
Former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown discussed his appearance, his dog and his public image as the government's relief effort unraveled after Hurricane Katrina, based on e-mails released yesterday.
"If you'll look at my lovely FEMA attire you'll really vomit,'' Brown wrote to colleagues the morning of Aug. 29, the day the storm hit the Gulf Coast. "I am a fashion god.'' ...
In an e-mail early on Aug. 29, Brown acknowledged a colleague's compliment about his clothing. "Are you proud of me?'' he wrote. "Can I quit now? Can I go home?'' ...
On Aug. 31, in response to a message detailing how people are being "kicked out'' of New Orleans hotels and that food and water had run out at the Superdome, the city's primary shelter, Brown responded, "Thanks for the update. Anything specific I need to do or tweak?''Other than doctor my resume, that is. [LINK via Hit and Run]