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In a not so ironic turn, it appears that Bush's new Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy (you know, the one whose job it is to convince the muslim world that the US really isnt so bad), Karen Hughes, has appeared on Pat Robertson's show, the 700 Club.

California Democrat, Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) is on the case, calling on Bush to condemn Robertson's remarks.

The release her office issued is after the jump

For Immediate Release         

Barbara Lee Calls on Bush to Condemn Robertson Remarks
State Dept. Head of Public Diplomacy, Karen Hughes, Has Appeared on 700 Club

(Oakland, CA)  -  Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) issued the following statement today, calling on President Bush to condemn Pat Robertson's remarks calling for the assassination of Hugo Chavez, the democratically elected leader of Venezuela, in light of the fact that the Bush administration's recently named Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and former Bush political advisor, Karen Hughes, has appeared on Robertson's show, the 700 Club:

"President Bush should quickly and clearly condemn Pat Robertson's call for the assassination of the democratically elected leader of Venezuela, particularly since his new Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Karen Hughes, has appeared on Robertson's show.

"It is especially important in the current struggle against terrorism that the Bush administration send a clear message that America stands for the rule of law and democracy, not lawlessness and murder, and it is incumbent on the President to condemn the ideology of hatred and lawlessness, wherever it raises its head.

"As a person of faith, I am deeply offended by Mr. Robertson's remarks.  The call for murder from someone who claims to be a man of God is an insult to people of faith everywhere."


Originally posted to tyroneslothrop on Tue Aug 23, 2005 at 01:31 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  That clinches it (none)
    Robertson is the face of the Republican party.

    Ken Salazar (D-CO), who said he'll vote for the Flag Desecration Amendment, needs to hear from us.

    by OLinda on Tue Aug 23, 2005 at 01:44:43 PM PDT

  •  Contact CBN (none)
    Call the CBN switchboard at (757) 226-7000 and ask them what part of "thou shalt not kill" does Pat Robertson not understand. He should resign immediately. This is far more disgraceful than Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker being caught with their pants down.

    "The way out is via the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?" - Confucius

    by Blue Intrigue on Tue Aug 23, 2005 at 01:56:31 PM PDT

  •  Paid position (none)
    Now that Hughes- affectionately known as Bush's mouth- is State Dept. she can speak for the President as an employee of the federal government on our "nickle" instead of his.

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