Friday, November 04, 2005

Brownie's Soul, Inbox Laid Bare

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, many observers were baffled when President Bush told his inept FEMA chief, "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job"—a claim that was, on the surface at least, demonstrably false. Now, it appears that a series of revealing emails written by Mike Brown may shed some light on what exactly the president was talking about.

Of course, this is all speculation since Brown and Bush didn't communicate with each other via email—perhaps preferring the intimacy of the hand-written mash note, a la Harriet Miers—but Bush's plaudits make a whole lot more sense if we assume he's just referring to the fact that Brown found him a top-notch dog-sitter, loaned him his 10% off card from Nordstrom, and introduced him to the best—and least crowded—crawfish joints in all of Baton Rouge.

Come to think of it, that is a heckuva job, and it's one Brownie didn't have to roll up his sleeves to accomplish.
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