Michael Brown was the former Greatest FEMA Director Ever. In fact, he was so great that our Greatest President Ever, George W. Bush, told him he was doing a "Heckuva job". (Other "Heckuva Jobers" include Alberto Gonzalez, Harriet Miers, and George Tenet.)
As representative for the Department of Homeland Security, Brown recognized the importance of good fashion during periods of emergency photo opportunities. Just days before Katrina made landfall, Brown e-mailed his press secretary, Sharon Worthy, about his attire, asking: "Tie or not for tonight? Button-down blue shirt?"
Worthy reportedly asked for advice from Isaac Mizrahi, DHS Under Secretary for Fashion and Color-Coordination.
A few days later, Worthy advised Brown: "Please roll up the sleeves of your shirt, all shirts. Even the president rolled his sleeves to just below the elbow. In this (crisis) and on TV you just need to look more hard-working."
On August 29, the day of the storm, Brown exchanged e-mails about his attire with another staffer who told him, "You look fabulous, honey!" Brown replied, "I got it at Nordstroms. ... Are you proud of me?"
An hour later, Brown added: "If you'll look at my lovely FEMA attire, you'll really vomit. I am a fashion god!"
Michael Freedom Factoids Edit
- Michael has since donated money, homes, food and resources to victims of Hurricane Katrina personally.
- Michael blames bad, misleading and flawed intelligence for the failures of Hurricane Katrina. This intelligence was presumably created by Democrats.
- Brownie was able to find work after leaving FEMA to spend time with his family, as a disaster consultant