Karen Hughes, a long-time friend of G.W., one of the original Mayberry Machiavellians, is resigning at the end of the year. For the past couple of years, she's taken a salary of over $100,000 while pretending to actually do something besides blowing hot air up Bush's ass. I think her job was to go around telling Muslim countries that the U.S. is really a bunch of good guys, and that we only want to be friends. And they paid her money for that? I have a question: what did she use as a measure of success? Can she point to any accomplishments? Did our image improve anywhere? Oh yeah, assuming she had something to do with Laura Bush's recent tour of Middle Eastern countries, she got Mrs. Bush into a burqa. Way to go Karen.
That's Laura, second from the front. She's holding Condi's hand. Oh, and that's Karen right behind Mrs. Bush. I didn't recognize her at first.
Josh Marshall and crew over at TPM have put together a short clip on YouTube. I had to share it.