I hope that what I have demonstrated over the last year-and-a-half and now with this decision is yes, you can do what's right for your family, that you can work at the White House as I did and still be involved with your familyBush aide Karen Hughes quits Apr 23, 2002
The president has asked me and I have agreed to continue to be involved, to continue to serve as a key adviser to him, and to help develop his message, to give him advice on strategic communications, and to continue to work on major speechesBush aide Karen Hughes quits Apr 23, 2002
The slow-down that had begun during the year 2000 became a recession in March, shortly after the president took officeBush to stump for economic package Jan 05, 2002
I'm hoping that this is an acknowledgement by Sen. Daschle that his posture at the end of the year in obstructing some of this important legislation was wrong, and that there is finally an acknowledgement that it's time for actionDaschle: GOP cuts endanger security Jan 04, 2002
Karen Parfitt Hughes (born December 27, 1956) is a Republican political adviser from the state of Texas. She served as the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the U.S. Department of State with the rank of ambassador. She resides in Austin, Texas.
Born in Paris, France, she is the daughter of Patricia Rose Scully and Harold Parfitt, the last U.S. Governor of the Panama Canal Zone. After graduating from W. T. White High School, Hughes received her bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University in 1977 where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She worked as a television news reporter from 1977 to 1984. As a reporter, Hughes followed the 1980 presidential campaign. In 1984, she went to work as the Texas press coordinator for the Reagan-Bush campaign in the 1984 election. She later became executive director of the Republican Party of Texas.
Since 1994, Hughes has worked with George W. Bush, first as director of his campaign for the office of governor of Texas, and then as a counselor from 2001 to 2002, while he was President of the United States.