3. Michael D. Brown
Hack of a job
Bronze Medal • 389 Points
Fact: Michael is known to pals as "Brownie!"
Fact: As chairman of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, Brownie helped build the Michael D. Brown Hydroelectric Power Plant and Dam!
Fact: Before joining the Department of Homeland Security, Brownie was Judges and Stewards Commissioner for the International Arabian Horse Association!
Fact: As Judges and Stewards Commissioner for the International Arabian Horse Association, Brownie led the fight against horse cosmetic surgery!
Fact: Before Hurricane Katrina hit, Brownie had planned to quit the Federal Emergency Management Agency anyway!
Fact: Shortly after Katrina came ashore, FEMA's only employee in New Orleans e-mailed Brownie to say, "Sir, I know that you know the situation is past critical...many will die." And Brownie replied: "Thanks for the update. Anything specific I need to do or tweak?"
Fact: While Katrina was destroying New Orleans, Brownie was asking co-workers in e-mails if he should roll up his shirtsleeves to look better in photographs!
Fact: Five hours after Katrina hit, Brownie made his first request for FEMA rescue workers to report for two days of training required before their deployment to the disaster area!
Fact: Brownie resigned from FEMA out of "the best interest of the agency and best interest of the president!"
Fact: Brownie is now a consultant for FEMA!
Brownie, you are a heck of an AHOY!