Melancon said that on August 26, 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?"
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 Taylor, Melancon said. She told him, "You look fabulous," and 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," according to the congressman.
Wow! There is just too much there for me to take in. Rolled up sleeves give an air of hard-working? How blue collar of you Brownie. Yes, I am proud of you for going to Nordstroms. You're such a grown up. My, my, my, just look how tall you have gotten. Fashion god? Now that comment is what is going to make me vomit.
Remember Brownie: Limp wrists and sashay. Remember the model walk we practiced!!!