Quotes by: Karen Hughes

Karen Hughes
4th Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
In office
July 29, 2005 – December 14, 2007
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Margaret Tutwiler
Succeeded by James Glassman
Counselor to the President
In office
January 20, 2001 – July 8, 2002
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Ann Lewis
Succeeded by Dan Bartlett (2005)
White House Director of Communications
In office
January 20, 2001 – October 2, 2001
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Loretta Ucelli
Succeeded by Dan Bartlett
Personal details
Born Karen Parfitt Hughes
(1956-12-27) December 27, 1956 (age 60)
Paris, France
Political party Republican
Alma mater Southern Methodist University (BA)

I can assure you we are all strong-willed, forceful personalities and the president encourages vigorous debate.
Karen Hughes
Well, it really describes what it feels like to be a normal person whose boss and friend suddenly runs for the president, and then becomes the president.
Karen Hughes
For the year after I left government service, I worked as a consultant to the Republican National Committee because the lawyers advised that was the proper way for me to comply with ethics regulations and continue to advise the President.
Karen Hughes
And when I started college, I think I was good at two things: arguing and asking questions.
Karen Hughes
I'm also working with Mrs. Bush on some education projects in Afghanistan, so I get to see her a great deal.
Karen Hughes
Unfortunately, you know, working in a spirit of cooperation and respect requires someone else to reach back, and I don't think that's happened and it's been disappointing because the debate in our country has become so rancorous.
Karen Hughes
Now, I am completely independent - I earn my living by speaking and writing.
Karen Hughes
And, you know, I watched him in Texas where he stood on his principle but he also reached out to members of the other party to try to work with them, to try to forge agreement where he could in keeping with his conservative principles to make Texas a better place.
Karen Hughes
The President has a wonderful sense of humor, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun to work for him.
Karen Hughes
In fact, my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army officer born overseas in Paris, France, that under the Constitution she believed that I could never run for president.
Karen Hughes
I can't imagine anyone who doesn't think the world is safer without a tyrant who murdered his own people, used weapons of mass destruction against them and flouted the world for so many years.
Karen Hughes

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