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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:20 PM
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Karen Hughes, Stateswoman (Gulp)
On Karen Hughes' recent ascension from Texas-based media hack to an actual stateswoman, I find myself holding onto the tabletop to try and keep this dizzy event in some perspective. <snip>

But then we find out what she's actually saying, now that she's in the job. WaPo reports today a couple of wince-worthy moments from Hughes' recent visits overseas:

Explaining U.S. goals for Palestinians, Hughes said it was "to have the experience of having children and families." <snip>

I mean, you think we'd get used to it -- but, really, you never do.

http://www.democracyarsenal.org/2005/09/karen_hughes_st...


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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:22 PM
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1. Out of her depth
and an embarassment - good!
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:22 PM
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2. I wanted to email her and ask her where I could find
"one nation under god" in the Constitution, but I can't find an email address for her. It's not on the White House site. When you go to karenhughes.com, it redirects to an agency of featured speakers but doesn't list her.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:26 PM
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3. Nice companion piece @ Slate: Karen Hughes, Stay Home!
Karen Hughes, Stay Home!
What on earth is she doing in the Middle East?
By Fred Kaplan


Could someone please explain to me what Karen Hughes is doing. Her maiden voyage to the Middle East has turned into a fiasco. She assures a room of Saudi women that they, too, will someday drive cars; they tell her they're actually happy right now, thank you. She meets with a group of Turkish womenhand-picked by an outfit that supports women running for political officewho brusquely tell her she has no credibility as long as U.S. troops occupy Iraq.

In a sense, this is par for the course when American officials meet with unofficial audiences abroad. But here's the puzzler: Why is it Karen Hughes who's taking these meetings? It was strange enough when her longtime friend President George W. Bush named her as the undersecretary of state for public diplomacy. It's absolutely mind-numbing to discover that she considers it one of her mandates to be the public diplomat.


http://slate.msn.com/id/2127102/?nav=tap3
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:28 PM
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4. That is a really great piece!
:D
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:33 PM
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5. karen hughes ought to go back to texas and milk some bulls.
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 10:34 PM by The_Casual_Observer
make herself useful for a change.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:15 PM
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6. excellent piece - kick. . . .
n/t
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 05:53 AM
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7. The best of america? A complete embarrassment.
We have become a joke, reduced to the lowest common denominator.
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