Great insight on the President and this presidency. Don't look for any balanced analysis. Ms. Hughes is a highly successful advocate, particularly message builder. But the message defaming John McCain's military record or other failures are not hers. She has God on her side.
OK, Well written, insighteful but spent needless time apologizing for not staying at home with her family. Some CD's were inauduble in places and would skip.
This was an excellent book written by a really smart individual. I learned a lot.
I found this book to be well done and very insightful into the campaign process involved in the presidential race. I was moved to tears as I heard described how President Bush responded to the events of that tragic day, September 11th. This was a story well told. I was sad to see that I had reached the end of the story. I hope that Ms. Hughes writes about the rest of the term of President Bush to continue our look at the work of a great leader. It was truly a wonderfully done story and I appreciate the frankness and openness with which Ms. Hughes relates the events.
A wonderful retrospective of Karen's career and homelife. As she went over events of the campaign trail, I remembered the incidents and how the media portrayed them. It is interesting to compare that rememberance tempered with time gone by. Do you recall the Texas governor and the governor-elect hunting dove on the opening day of the season? Bush shot a killdee, a protected species. The media was there to cover it. Karen's son reads sections pertaining to his perspective. It made me appreciate the dedication and sacrifice all leaders make to be of service to our country. All in all, the book involved me on an intellectual and emotional level.
Karen Hughes served as counselor to the president, was one of three people who ran his presidential campaign and worked as his communications director during his six years as governor of Texas. She is an elder and longtime Sunday-school teacher in the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Hughes lives with her husband and son in Austin, Texas, where she continues to advise President Bush from her home.