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Brownie Moment

Posted by Baceseras on October 30, 2010 at 14:25

In Reply to: Brownie Moment posted by Brian from Shawnee on October 28, 2010 at 17:19:

: What the heck is a Brownie Moment? Dana Milbank used it in his column in the Washington Post today, saying that a politician had a "Brownie moment" on a TV show. I gather that it's not good for politicians to have Brownie moments on TV shows. When I google the phrase I just get a bunch of hits from political blogs and columns that also use the phrase but nothing that defines it!

[Milbank must have been comparing the politician to Mike Brown, disgraced head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 2005, or to Pres. George W. Bush, who said on television, "You're doing a heck of a job, Brownie," just when public revulsion at the mismanagement of the Katrina disaster was at its highest. - Baceseras.]