role should be as an honest broker, not as a backstage arm-twister
Grattan Kerans, D-Eugene, who was then the chief arm-twister
and whip in the House.
An accomplished arm-twister
, he used his charm to persuade the great and the good to do their bit for his many causes.
The late Swifty Lazar, famous arm-twister
of A-list celebrities, made this a hot venue.
In a keynote speech, she will say: "Michael Gove's gang of arm-twisters
are travelling the country using threats to get primary schools to convert.
This is a conflict that is unlikely to be ever resolved without considerable international persuasion - and the United States should be chief among the arm-twisters