Michael “Heckuva Job” Brown” made a Katrina joke on Twitter.
“Someone just told me there was fighting going on in the NOLA Superdome,” Brown tweeted, adding the hashtag “#shocked.”
Brown resigned as director of FEMA in the wake of what many critics said was a slow and incompetent response to Katrina’s aftermath—and just a week after Bush, on his first post-storm visit to the region, said, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.”
His Superdome tweet also drew criticism, but Brown, now a talk radio host, did not back down.
“Come see the water line marks on the street signs by my church and see how funny Katrina/Dome tweets are,” Twitter user Duris Holmes wrote.
“I saw them,” Brown replied. “Blanco Nagin refused to look”—a reference to former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.