As you may have probably heard, Karen Hughes has been transitioning back into the public eye lately. I guess she is probably picking up the slack for Karl Rove as he transitions out of the administration and on to bigger and better things.

As one of her first big acts, Karen (AKA The Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs) along with Condoleezza Rice, announced today that Cal Ripken, Jr. would be appointed “our newest American public diplomacy envoy”.

There is, however, no news yet as to when he’ll be heading off to Iraq to congratulate the Iraqi soccer team.