AMBASSADOR SPIC & SPAN

With his bloody war, torture policies, oil-soaked economics, head-in-the sand environmental approach, and global arrogance – George W has tarnished America's once-shining reputation beyond recognition and caused people throughout the world to consider our flag the symbol of a rich bully.
Jim Hightower's Radio Lowdown
Jim Hightower's Radio Lowdown
AMBASSADOR SPIC & SPAN
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With his bloody war, torture policies, oil-soaked economics, head-in-the sand environmental approach, and global arrogance – George W has tarnished America’s once-shining reputation beyond recognition and caused people throughout the world to consider our flag the symbol of a rich bully.

Nonetheless, we can all sleep well at night because, by gollies, Karen Hughes is on the job as Ambassador Spic & Span, making everything all shiny again! Hughes, who was a TV personality before becoming Chief Buffer-Upper of George W’s image in the late 1990s, is now the undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs. The USPD & PA was created by Bush a couple of years ago just for Ms. Hughes, so she could roam the world and… well, do PR, putting a coat of nicey-nice over George W’s ugliness.

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How’s it going? Just as splendidly as you might expect. While Bush & Company has turned Iraq into a nightmarish recruiting ground for young terrorists, let it be known that our USPD & PA says she has visited China to watch a classroom discussion of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. She’s also traveled to the Philippines to distribute sewing machines to small businesses, and this year, she’s launching summer camps for Morocco’s inner-city youth.

And if that’s not accomplishment enough for you, try this: the USPD & PA office now has an Arabic blog team! Yes, they’re chattering away digitally on Arabic-language blogs to dispel foreign propaganda with… well, with Bush’s Propaganda. How many are on the USPD & PA blog team? “I think it’s four or five,” says Hughes.

That’s it? Our USPD & PA operation is fighting an entire world of Arabic rage with five bloggers? That’s like trying to fight a forest fire with a squirt gun!

This is Jim Hightower saying… This is a total waste of our tax dollars – just another example of the Bushites trying to use PR as political cover for the messes they’re making.

Sources:
“Hughes trying to mend U.S. image, in person and online,” Austin American-Statesman, February 15, 2007.

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