Washington big guns hired for Irish election battle

Fine Gael has become the latest Irish party to engage American election-winning expertise in its quest for power.

11th December, 2004

Fine Gael has become the latest Irish party to engage American election-winning expertise in its quest for power. It has hired Stanley Greenberg, a former adviser to Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Gerhard Schroder, Nelson Mandela and Ehud Barak.

What's the attraction of the hired guns? It's simple really. They win elections, and everyone wants a winner.

Joseph Napolitan, a Massachusetts political operator who worked for John F Kennedy, was perhaps the first to call himself...

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