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Top adviser Karen Hughes gives Bush a timely lift with an admiring new memoir

On a recent day at the airport in Austin, Texas, a tall woman with a familiar face was standing alone, waiting to catch a plane, when a man strode purposefully across the terminal and started talking to her. She did not know the man, she says, recounting the story, but he knew her--knew, at least, what she had once been--and he had something urgent to say. "You've spent enough time with your family now," the stranger, earnest and friendly, told Karen Hughes. "They need you back at the White House."

The man's words echo a Republican lament heard each time the...

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