George Bush put top adviser Karen Hughes in the State Department with a mission to bolster America’s image with its allies.

Didn’t work.

Even a political magician like Hughes could not undo the damage inflicted on U.S. foreign policy by her bumbling boss.

Karen Hughes to leave job as booster of U.S. image abroad – President Bush’s longtime adviser Karen Hughes is stepping down as undersecretary of state in mid-December, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday.

[CNN Political News]