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We Ask Again: Where Is Karen Hughes?
Peace and Freedom ^ | August 30, 2006 | John E. Carey

Posted on 08/30/2006 5:16:52 AM PDT by John Carey

“We are great with TV but we are getting crushed on the P.R. [Public Relations] front.” —President George W. Bush when asked by NBC News reporter Brian Williams on August 29, 2006 why there is so much anti-American sentiment and out-right hatred for America in many parts of the world.

In view of President Bush’s statement, we feel compelled to ask again a question we raised about 10 days ago: “Where is Karen Hughes?”

More precisely, “Where is the United States’ campaign of truth and honesty in the Middle East?”Not long ago, a thug named Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader, emerged from the shadows to become, in just over a month, one of the more important political figures of Lebanon and one of the leaders of the Arab world’s radical wing.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: lookatmeiwantzotted; zot; zotme

1 posted on 08/30/2006 5:16:52 AM PDT by John Carey
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To: John Carey

Good question.


2 posted on 08/30/2006 5:20:36 AM PDT by kellynch ("Our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves." -- Bernard Baruch)
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To: John Carey

IBTZ!


3 posted on 08/30/2006 5:23:32 AM PDT by Dad was my hero
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To: John Carey
I heard she converted to Islam.

Buh-bye!

4 posted on 08/30/2006 5:24:56 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Something is happening here but you don't know what it is, do you, Mr. Jones?)
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To: Dad was my hero

Not sure what IBTZ means....??


5 posted on 08/30/2006 5:26:08 AM PDT by John Carey
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To: John Carey

Where in the world is Karen Hughes??


6 posted on 08/30/2006 5:28:40 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.jokaroo.com/funnyvideos/toilet_obsession.html)
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To: John Carey
President George W. Bush when asked by NBC News reporter Brian Williams on August 29, 2006 why there is so much anti-American sentiment and out-right hatred for America in many parts of the world.

Because it is fostered and spewed on a daily basis by the democratic party---and it is highlighted and repeated over and over on a daily basis by the MSM!

7 posted on 08/30/2006 5:31:13 AM PDT by stockstrader
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To: Dad was my hero
Follow his link, I don't think he's a seminar poster.
8 posted on 08/30/2006 5:31:37 AM PDT by Nomorjer Kinov (If the opposite of "pro" is "con" , what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: John Carey

In before the zot....
Great Article,

Mike


9 posted on 08/30/2006 5:32:18 AM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: John Carey
the Hezbollah leader, emerged from the shadows to become, in just over a month, one of the more important political figures of Lebanon and one of the leaders of the Arab world’s radical wing.

Nasrallah has started to get his own bad press. My best guess on Karen Hughes is that she determined in fairly short order a campaign to expose Muslims to who and what Americans are was a lost cause, at least in the way they initially dedided to go about it.

10 posted on 08/30/2006 5:41:12 AM PDT by Bahbah (Goldwasser, Regev and Shalit, we are praying for you...)
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To: John Carey
"Not sure what IBTZ means....??"

I suspect you'll be finding out real soon.

11 posted on 08/30/2006 5:41:45 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: John Carey

Good article. Not sure if the people wanting to zot you actually read it.


12 posted on 08/30/2006 5:44:40 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: #1CTYankee; Dad was my hero

Any reason y'all think this should be zotted? Or do you just reflexively assume that a new poster is a troll?


13 posted on 08/30/2006 5:46:28 AM PDT by Xenalyte (No movie shall triumph over "Snakes on a Plane.")
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To: John Carey
Karen, who I admire greatly, came back into the game too late. The media was too far ahead in the game for her to do more than score a few token points. That said, there may be things she has accomplished that don't make the mainstream.
14 posted on 08/30/2006 5:51:23 AM PDT by daybreakcoming
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To: IrishMike

IrishMike: Thanks. This got the response I expected from FReepers. We can love the president and still throw a penalty flag once in a while I would hope? Free speech is not all free in the blogosphere....we Americans have polarized into "camps" that don't discuss: except with people of like minds. We need to open the windows an inch or two....maybe. I could be wrong!

John


15 posted on 08/30/2006 5:51:48 AM PDT by John Carey
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To: daybreakcoming

I thought she was such a dynamo, the President's trusted agent, that she could come out of the bullpen and win the game...or at least be seen on the mound. I didn't know this was a stealth mission.....


16 posted on 08/30/2006 5:53:41 AM PDT by John Carey
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To: John Carey
Why cannot the president answer this idiotic question? Not everyone is going to love us; it has always been this way. There are many, many people/countries that are jealous of us. That is not going to change.

It would not hurt to point out that Williams is a bit of a moron as well, for notbeing able to carry this question to its logical conclusion.

17 posted on 08/30/2006 5:55:24 AM PDT by Constitution1st (Never, never, never quit - Winston Churchill)
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To: John Carey
Thanks. This got the response I expected from FReepers. We can love the president and still throw a penalty flag once in a while I would hope? Free speech is not all free in the blogosphere....we Americans have polarized into "camps" that don't discuss: except with people of like minds. We need to open the windows an inch or two....maybe. I could be wrong!

No, you're not wrong. The window does need openned an inch or two. But there are some who are afraid of the fresh air and the sunlight it may let in.

18 posted on 08/30/2006 5:57:46 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: John Carey

You are paying attention to the wrong things. Stop and consider the actions of what are now called moderate Arab governments and Pakistan in the last month and you will see that their has been a huge change since 9/11. Bush has been able to get most governments in the world to see that terrorism affects them all and there is wide agreement and cooperation.


19 posted on 08/30/2006 5:59:16 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: John Carey

As you said, "the President's trusted agent" and she is known around the world as such. Her word is his word. So perhaps it is a "stealth mission" and her job description is cover. Who knows anything for certain? Neither you nor I.


20 posted on 08/30/2006 6:01:01 AM PDT by daybreakcoming
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To: Fawn

....she's 10 seconds from normal.....


21 posted on 08/30/2006 6:02:57 AM PDT by auto power
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To: Xenalyte

to many around here assume a ZOT! I got assumed to have a ZOT thread once and I was like NO way, lol! I don't think this is a ZOT thread.


22 posted on 08/30/2006 6:09:20 AM PDT by Halls (Proud to be called a Daughter of Texas!)
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To: John Carey; joesbucks

Joesbucks response (post #18) is a good one.
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Need a little rain once in a while to make the sunny days greener.


23 posted on 08/30/2006 6:16:09 AM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: John Carey
Who knows..... maybe she is in stealth mode doing her thang.

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Karen Hughes has been tasked by President Bush with leading efforts to promote America's values and confront ideological support for terrorism around the world. She oversees three bureaus at the Department of State: Educational and Cultural Affairs, Public Affairs, and International Information Programs, and participates in foreign policy development at the State Department.

24 posted on 08/30/2006 6:18:12 AM PDT by deport
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To: Xenalyte
" Or do you just reflexively assume that a new poster is a troll?"

Read the headline, not the article.

Jumped the gun.

25 posted on 08/30/2006 6:32:14 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: joesbucks

Joesbucks: Thanks. We let some air in!

John


26 posted on 08/30/2006 6:33:14 AM PDT by John Carey
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To: Xenalyte
Or do you just reflexively assume that a new poster is a troll?

I reflexively assume a new poster is Karen Hughes.

Or Karen Carpenter.

27 posted on 08/30/2006 6:33:59 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: John Carey
LOL, the US cannot get away with propaganda, the leftwing media will not allow it.

When we tried to diss Mr. Z in Iraq with the outtakes of his terrorist video, showing how he got burned by the hot barrel of his gun, ect, the MSM immediately explained it away and defended him.

They also announced that it was US propaganda.

So tired old Blame Bush meme does not work.
28 posted on 08/30/2006 6:41:57 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: John Carey

It's what we post before you leave us! Buh bye!


29 posted on 08/30/2006 6:45:36 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: John Carey

It's what we post before you leave us! Buh bye!


30 posted on 08/30/2006 6:45:37 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: Xenalyte
We reflexively assume the worst!

/s/

31 posted on 08/30/2006 6:46:43 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: John Carey
It would help us if the media in our own country actually didn't support the terrorists. But they sill stoop to any level just to go against Bush, even if that means being traitorous to their own country.
32 posted on 08/30/2006 6:49:42 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (Good luck Andre! I hope you go out with a win, you're a great tennis player & even greater man.)
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To: Rutles4Ever; John Carey

Oh so this should be zotted becasue the guy signed up here last month? This is a good article, and I am growing tired of the zotfest mentality around here.


33 posted on 08/30/2006 6:53:52 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (Good luck Andre! I hope you go out with a win, you're a great tennis player & even greater man.)
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To: John Carey
John, Welcome to Free Republic!

Your first FR post looks fine to me. Some folks have an itchy trigger finger around here. Take it with a grain of salt. :-)

34 posted on 08/30/2006 6:58:09 AM PDT by TChris (Banning DDT wasn't about birds. It was about power.)
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To: Xenalyte
"Any reason y'all think this should be zotted? Or do you just reflexively assume that a new poster is a troll?"

The sporkweasel just issued the all clear signal.*  

 

* The all clear signal consists of three short blasts of a whistle followed by a short ukulele riff and then ending again with three short blasts. Tiny Tim may be used if deemed necessary.

35 posted on 08/30/2006 6:58:10 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: John Carey
"Didn’t the president hire his Texas friend Karen Hughes, with a salary clearly over $150,000 a year, to do for the U.S. just what Nasrallah is doing in his spare time? I mean, am I the only one outraged?"

I am outraged too but for a different reason than you. I am outraged that the president hired an amateur to do such an important job. The reason I know she is an amateur is that no professional would even think of doing the job for $150,000 a year. It's peanuts.

An average US company without international sales spends millions on public relations. International companies spend even more. So I gotta ask "What do you expect for $150.000"?
36 posted on 08/30/2006 8:02:57 AM PDT by monday
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To: John Carey

"Thanks. This got the response I expected from FReepers."

Zotability confirmed.
Thanks for playing.


37 posted on 08/30/2006 8:15:23 AM PDT by Darksheare (Fear my mighty throngs of killer bunnies...)
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To: Xenalyte
Any reason y'all think this should be zotted? Or do you just reflexively assume that a new poster is a troll?

Hey, I jumped the gun. No I'm not a member who reflexively assumes a new poster is a troll. It sort of had a whiff of ozone to it and his screen name didn't help. Once I read more of his posts I decided he wasn't a troll, but there is no undo button for FR. Is that explanation okay w/you or do you need blood?

38 posted on 08/30/2006 8:16:56 AM PDT by Dad was my hero
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To: Dad was my hero
"Once I read more of his posts I decided he wasn't a troll, but there is no undo button for FR"

Yeah, need one of those "remove comment" buttons like the mods.

39 posted on 08/30/2006 8:27:25 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: Dad was my hero

Nope, that will do. Thanks!


40 posted on 08/30/2006 8:39:16 AM PDT by Xenalyte (No movie shall triumph over "Snakes on a Plane.")
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To: John Carey
It's not just Karen Hughes who is missing. It is almost any aggressive spokesman for this feckless Administration (possible exception: Tony Snow).

It doesn't matter where you look - Iraq, the War On Terror, Katrina, Social Security legislation, Plamegate, 9/11 Commission, etc. - this Administration is simply AWOL and therefore getting their brains bashed in by the loudmouthed opposition and their @ssh0le-buddy allies in the Media.

I detested the Clinton Administration. But one thing they excelled in was getting out and promoting their own message and shaping the news - rather than letting somebody else shape it. The truth simply never mattered to them. Somehow, the Bush Administration figures the truth will always prevail. Huge mistake. It needs spokesmen and advocates.

The Bush PR machine is beyond pathetic. It is criminal in it's negligence.

41 posted on 08/30/2006 8:40:02 AM PDT by Gritty (If you can't question their patriotism when they want to lose a war, when can you? - Mark Steyn)
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To: John Carey; Dad was my hero
Not sure what IBTZ means....??

In Before The Zot. A zot is what happens when you are here to be a disruptor. Some lame asses are in such a rush to identify disruptors that they post "IBTZ" after looking at the title and the posters membership date…never bothering to read the post.

42 posted on 08/30/2006 8:46:13 AM PDT by TankerKC (Step Back! Doors Closing.)
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To: #1CTYankee
Jumped the gun.

Why?

43 posted on 08/30/2006 8:47:55 AM PDT by TankerKC (Step Back! Doors Closing.)
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To: TankerKC
Obvious reasons.

1. Rushed in prior to the thread getting pulled

2. Took it for granted the IBTZ already posted were on the mark

My bad.

44 posted on 08/30/2006 9:10:59 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: kellynch

Excellent question.

She was hired to counter the Green Helmet Guy, and she is failing miserably.

She should be fired.


45 posted on 08/30/2006 3:04:28 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Soros is the enemy.)
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