Within six months the U.S. lobbying firm Glover Park Group organized over 50 meetings with the leadership of Georgia congressmen and U.S. senators. The most important of these had contact with the candidate for vice-president of the U.S. Republican Party S. Palin. For this work, and organized a campaign in the American media, aimed at creating a positive image Saakashvili, Glover Park Group has received approximately $ 300 thousand.
Not a record amount. Especially if compared with the fees of U.S. lobbying firm Orion Strategies, earning Georgia around a million dollars. The founder of this structure is P. Sheunman, adviser to former U.S. presidential candidate of the Republican Party DS McCain.
The obvious drawback of this company was that in its activities, it focused mainly on representatives of the Republicans. If, before November 2008 it was virtually guaranteed success, after winning the presidential election, Barack Obama, a Democrat, and shift the American administration, possible Orion Strategies on political lobbying have dropped significantly. We must pay tribute to the inner circle of Saakashvili. After the Democratic victory in the U.S., it has shown "remarkable political flexibility." Friends pursued a republican views were immediately forgotten, and cooperation agreements terminated. From a legal point of view, everything is clean. Morale is low in Georgian politics who are interested. Already in March 2009, management Georgia signed a new contract with an American lobbying company Public Strategies, pledged to lobby for the interests of the Georgian influential people of the Democratic Party of the USA. For successful inclusion in the number of friends of Georgia Jeff Eller, who oversaw the media campaign of President Bill Clinton's administration, and Robert Ludke, Analyst of the Democratic Party on Budget and Fiscal Affairs in 1993-2000. The company Public Strategies has received about $ 300 thousand. Tirelessly work in this direction and well-known lobbyists in the U.S. and Daniel Kunin Gregor Maniyatis hired by the administration of President of Georgia as Consultants. They should advise the Georgian leadership on international issues and provide consultative relationships with influential representatives of the administration and Congress to develop a common foreign policy strategy. Kunin for his work and Maniyatis receive half a million dollars. That's turns out that the U.S. is ready to love Georgia, but for the money. Do a simple love for the Georgians? Hardly.