We would never have guessed FEMA’s former director Michael Brown was so fashion conscious. Not with that 50’s schoolteacher meets child molester look anyway.
But while Hurricane Katrina forced the citizens of New Orleans to swim around the city in clothes looted from Marshall’s, Brown and his female staffers exchanged e-mails about his hip wardrobe and love for Nordstrom’s.
Some gems between he and the girls:
”My eyes must certainly be deceiving me. You look fabulous — and I’m not talking the makeup,” writes Cindy Taylor, FEMA’s deputy director of public affairs.
”I got it at Nordstroms,” Brown writes back. ”Are you proud of me? Can I quit now? Can I go home?” An hour later, Brown adds: ”If you’ll look at my lovely FEMA attire, you’ll really vomit. I am a fashion god.”
Brown’s aide, Sharon Worthy, reminds 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!”