That still doesn't make it right. The pilot clearly understood that he would be landing in a tailwind. It would seem the CTR controller would have advised the TRACON of an emergency, since the pilot declared one. Low fuel is one thing, but when you actually declare an emergency because of it, it's another story. But for the pilot to have to request 17C twice and get something else twice is quite taboo in ATC handling of emergency situations. The last thing a pilot needs during an emergency is a SUP telling him to take another runway. There's a lot of stuff going on in that cockpit. Nobody cares about the landing configuration or what the briefing you received at the beginning of your shift said you were doing. Emergencies are #1 on the list of priorities, and then following are other aircraft and whatever they might be doing.