INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Argentine president keen to keep Morris

BUENOS AIRES: Following his successful contribution to the election of Argentine president-elect Fernando De la Rua, disgraced Clinton adviser Dick Morris has been asked to stay with the administration as a communications consultant.

BUENOS AIRES: Following his successful contribution to the election of Argentine president-elect Fernando De la Rua, disgraced Clinton adviser Dick Morris has been asked to stay with the administration as a communications consultant.

BUENOS AIRES: Following his successful contribution to the election

of Argentine president-elect Fernando De la Rua, disgraced Clinton

adviser Dick Morris has been asked to stay with the administration as a

communications consultant.



Alianza candidate De la Rua easily triumphed over Eduardo Duhalde in the

October 24 election. He will succeed President Carlos Menem on December

10.



Sources within De la Rua’s PR team told the Argentine press this week

that they regard Morris as a key and valued consultant. While Morris

hasn’t decided whether to continue in the advisory role, he confirmed

that he was asked to stay for an extended period.



Morris played a key role in Clinton’s election during the early years of

his reign, but he departed from the White House after a highly

publicized dalliance with a prostitute. Later, he wrote a book revealing

details of his work as PR advisor for Clinton, which rendered him

persona non grata in the Clinton camp.



Loser Duhalde had also imported a high-profile US politico, former

Morris colleague James Carville, as a key advisor. Carville’s hired-gun

status was confirmed by his winning associations with British Prime

Minister Tony Blair and Israeli chief Ehud Barak. But he reportedly

clashed with Duhalde’s PR team prior to the election, leading to his

departure.



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