Karen Hughes, one of President George W. Bush's most trusted and longtime confidantes, is coming to Pasadena as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. She is appearing at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on May 25 at 8 p.m.
Hughes has worked beside President George W. Bush since, as she says, "the motorcade was only one car and he was sometimes the one driving it." As counselor to the president, she brought the working mom's perspective to the White House, often asking of President Bush's policies, "What does this mean for the average person?" The Dallas Moming News described Hughes as "the most powerful woman ever to serve in the White House". She has served as the guardian of President Bush's public message throughout his political career. "The rule of thumb in any White House is that nobody is indispensable except the president, but Karen Hughes has come as close to that description as any recent presidential aide," said The New York Times.