Friday, November 04, 2005

Brownie, Brownie, Brownie.....

Wagging finger at you. Didn't your mommy ever tell you never to leave a paper trail? Or are you as mystified by internet technology as you are by disaster planning and response, and didn't realize that nothing in cyberspace is ever really gone for good??

I'm referring of course to our favorite "in over my head and don't have a freaking clue" guy, Michael Brown, the erstwhile head of FEMA, and his latest round of humiliations re: emails he was writing during the time he should have been planning how to get a crapload of people out of New Orleans.

Email exchanges like this one between Brownie and Cindy Taylor, his deputy director of public affairs at 7:10 am local time on August 29th:

Taylor: "My eyes must certainly be deceiving me. You look fabulous _ and I'm not talking the makeup,"

Brownie: "I got it at Nordstroms. Are you proud of me? Can I quit now? Can I go home?"

An hour later he added: "If you'll look at my lovely FEMA attire, you'll really vomit. I am a fashion god."

*Chortle Snarf....Chortle....Stop it...stop it....can't...breathe....*

Now bearing in mind that FEMA officials were already in New Orleans at this point, and reporting back that the situation down there in the real world was getting a tad...well....critical. Good to know his mind was in the right place.

Oh and we know that our fearless leader wasn't actually complimenting Brown in a job well done in regards to his work in Louisiana when he uttered the infamous remark, "Brownie, you're doing a hell of a job." He was, in fact, referring to his sartorial sensibilities, as evidenced by the following warning pre-Bush visit in an email from Brown's aide, Sharon Worthy, reminding him to pay heed to his image on TV.

"In this crises and on TV you just need to look more hardworking ... ROLL UP THE SLEEVES!" Worthy wrote, noting that even President Bush "rolled his sleeves to just below the elbow."

Glad to straighten that one out for you. No thanks necessary. But honestly. These idiots are IN CHARGE OF STUFF! If this doesn't scare you, you're probably either brain-dead or a rabid right-wing Republican. Oh wait...same thing.


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