She’s a great one for sneering at the yanks. Now, she’s not one of the political Richard Boyd Barrett types, if anything her politics is strictly of the “what’s in it for me?” variety. But she likes the cache of being anti-American in a country that is subtly more pro-American than anywhere else. It makes one look cosmopolitan and Guardian-reading. She criticises US actions around the world for not being perfect, never once suggesting that Ireland should contribute one cent to the effort.
Then she gets an invite from the US embassy to a party hosted by the ambassador. Instantly, the anti-Americanism goes out the door. She stops posting comments online, and ever so slightly starts moving into the pro-American camp. She starts turning up at American Chamber of Commerce dinners, and at the ambassador’s soiree she practically offers herself to the ambassador, hoping for an invite to one of those Young Leaders type junkets to Washington DC.
Her photogenic features start appearing in promtional bumf talking about “the importance of the Irish-American relationship”.
Two years later she’s named in Wikileaks as a CIA source.