Karen Hughes edition:
Karen Hughes, who led efforts to improve the U.S. image abroad and was one of President Bush’s last remaining advisers from the close circle of Texas aides, will leave the government at the end of the year.
Hughes told The Associated Press that she plans to quit her job as undersecretary of state and return to Texas, although improving the world’s view of the United States is a “long-term challenge” that will outlast her.
“This will take a number of years,” Hughes said in an interview Tuesday.
Announcing Hughes’ decision to leave the department in mid-December, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she had accepted the resignation “with a great deal of sadness but also a great deal of happiness for what she has achieved” and with the understanding that she would continue to work on several projects.
Can anyone tell me exactly what she has achieved? And that is only partially sarcastic. What exactly did she do? Isn’t our image abroad WORSE than when she started (not that it can be blamed on her, as it might have been far worse without her)?