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CNN on Brown Emails: “Humor Is A Stress Relief, So We Understand”

By Judd Legum  

"CNN on Brown Emails: “Humor Is A Stress Relief, So We Understand”"

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This morning, Rep. Charlie Melancon published emails on his website from former FEMA director (and current paid FEMA consultant) Michael Brown.

Among Brown’s messages during Katrina: “Can I quit now?” and “I’m trapped now, please rescue me.” He also found time to chat about fashion (“In this crisis and on TV you just need to look more hard-working … ROLL UP THE SLEEVES”) and arrange for a dog sitter.

Soledad O’Brien and Miles O’Brien of CNN were on the case this morning to help you make sense of the news. The duo offered the following insights:

“Humor is a stress relief, so we understand”

“Who knows if he’s being sarcastic?”

“There was a point when nobody knew how bad it [Katrina] was”

“How many times have you misinterpreted an email?”

See for yourself:

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