|March 19, 2005||EDITORIAL ARCHIVES|
BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the Week: Karen Hughes
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
Welcome back to the BuzzFlash.com GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
Just when you feel like you're safe from one of the masters of the Goebbels-inspired Bush propaganda squad, you wake up and discover you're in the middle of "Nightmare on Elm Street 14" and, this time, Freddy's getting a government paycheck.
Karen Hughes has returned from semi-retirement in Texas to become Bush's official State Department envoy to sell "Brand Bush" to the Muslim world.
No offense to the woman whose main job in the 2000 campaign was covering up the truth about Bush and his radical brand of Bushism, but expecting Karen Hughes to win over Muslims is a bit like expecting Condi Rice to have a conscience.
You can't put lipstick on a pig and call it democracy, and Bush has already wasted millions of taxpayer dollars -- our money -- trying. First there was advertising maven Charlotte Beers, whose work was considered naive, and then Margaret Tutwiler, who quit for a Wall Street gig. They both made small fortunes off the deal -- paid for, we remind you, with our tax dollars.
The efforts of Beers and Tutwiler were utter failures, and both left their posts in just a few months, because the task at hand -- convincing the Muslim world we bring peace -- is doomed.
How can you market a Christian Crusade, sprinkled in with a political agenda of scaring Americans half to death, to the same people that you are bombing mercilessly and vilifying as swarthy evil doers?
Additionally, Karen Hughes will have to explain to the rest of the world why Saddam Hussein was a member of the "axis of evil" for torturing Iraqis, but Bush is a good guy for doing the same thing.
That's a tall order, but Hughes is a tall woman, with a big bag of lies and a Frank Luntz book of politically correct "GOP-friendly" words. If she can't convince Muslims that up is down and black is white, no one can.
Unfortunately, the Muslim world isn't as easy to fool as the red state working poor who get their information spoonfed from FOX News. The average Muslim just wants to get on with his or her life -- and they can smell a skunk, and Karen Hughes, a mile away.
We do have one suggestion for Hughes. Don't hold your first press conference in Fallujah. It's hard to win over Islamic moderates when you're standing on hundreds, if not thousands, of their bodies. Because that's a horror film not even Wes Craven wants to make.
Until next week, just remember our motto at BuzzFlash.com: So many Republican hypocrites, so little time.
Catch up with you soon.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
Karen Hughes Was Also Chosen BuzzFlash.com GOP Hypocrite of the Week on May 1, 2004.