Senator Obama's visit to Ukraine in October 2005
If everybody does it, why can't Tymoshenko?
In late 2004, Yanukovych's Party of Regions set the trend when it cast its lot with Paul Manafort and Rick Davis of the GOP camp. By that time, as it recently turned out, Yanukovych had also done business with the folks who now run the American Institute in Ukraine.
In 2007, Yushchenko's NUNS, according to some sources, drew expertise from the Democratic talent pool, headed by James Carville, Bill Clinton's chief strategist.
In 2008, Tymoshenko became involved with Kenneth Murphy, an American lobbyist who reportedly followed her to high-level bilateral talks — without having a security clearance.
She now has expanded her horizons. Please welcome her new would-be partner, AKPD Message and Media, the company whose A stands for Axelrod, that is, David Axelrod, Obama's right-hand man!
So alleges King Makers for Tymoshenko, an Ukrayinska Pravda article by Mustafa Nayem. The author claims having obtained a PowerPoint presentation from a source whose identity he does not want to compromise.
A task force of 9 professionals will be dispatched to Kyiv to handle Tymoshenko’s campaign strategy. Nayem names a few names: Larry Grisolano, Jeff Link, Joe Goldberg, David Humphreville.
Learn more in a follow-up article.
Hmmm...will they, too, be peddling tiger-braid-themed paraphernalia to school kids?
In the follow-up article, published today, Nayem names a few more names:
John Anzalone, “the best pollster you’ve never heard of” (Washington Post)
Peter Giangreco, local staffing (a top consultant to Blagojevich’s campaigns)
Paul Neville, campaign scheduling
Andrew Bleeker, online campaigning
Michael Organ, online campaigning
If Tymoshenko says yes, we'll have a “Yes, She Can” campaign, run by a foreign government.
This should make even Yanukovych blush, hopefully.