Bush PR Maven Hughes Quits for Texas

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The AP reports that longtime Bush aide Karen Hughes plans to retire from improving America’s image in the world and return to Texas. Alas, she acknowledges, the job is far from done. “Hughes said … improving the world’s view of the United States is a ‘long-term challenge’ that will outlast her,” the AP reports. No arguments there. A recent poll found Turkish approval of the United States fell to nine percent — the lowest in history. Another poll found fewer than one in five Pakistanis have a positive view of the United States. Hughes, a former TV journalist in Texas and press aide to then Governor Bush, was in the job two years.

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