Archived Blog Post: September 9, 2005

Hughes Is Varnishing the Nation's Tarnish: "Hughes replied that ambassadors are free to talk -- if they use the talking points she sends them. 'If they make statements based on something I sent them,' she said, 'they're not going to be called on the carpet.'" -- An explanation as to why State is becoming systematically understaffed is left as an exercise to the reader.