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It would also have meant that Mr Odinga had ditched his closest NASA associates and was now seeking to ingratiate himself with Mr Ruto - four days in advance of his swearing in along with the Deputy President Kalonzo Musyoka.
The recent, laughably transparent charm offensive (engineered by the Royals' slick PR machine) to ingratiate Camilla with the British public so they will accept her as the next queen has been well and truly derailed.
So Shami Chakrabarti tries to ingratiate herself with alienated and angry Jewish Labour members...
Now we learn that even their cringey attempt to ingratiate themselves reeks of elitism.
It also seems that most columnists in The Journal either come from or suck up to the Labour Party to ingratiate themselves with socialist contacts by engaging in an endless tirade, fuelled by bile, bitterness, prejudice and resentment, against any non-Labour government.
But the more desperately he tries to ingratiate himself with the mob, the more he creeps them out: After he hooks up with soulmate Rose (a magnificent Patricia Arquette), his kicked-puppy devotion turns proactive, and he sets out to rob the very gangsters he wants to impress.
The key plank of Salmond's manifesto, designed to ingratiate him to the Googles, Amazons and Murdochs of the corporate world, was a post-referendum millstone that the party will be glad to be rid off.
David Owen Davies I DON'T know why they bother, it's clearly just a cynical attempt to ingratiate for commercial gain.
On one hand, if it's a good fit for your product, comes from a truth and is well- crafted, you could really resonate with someone;or, on the other, it could crash and burn and make you look like that desperate friend of a friend trying to ingratiate themselves into the gang.
According to the report, Rouhani has helped ingratiate his country with the rest of the world by his forward-looking nature of his social media presence.
I am sure some politicians make a conscious decision to ingratiate themselves with journalists less likely to challenge so they can use them as a vehicle for their own PR.
"Shw mae Cymru, croeso i'r Stadiwm Mileniwm," shouts Sir Paul McCartney, the first of many hilarious attempts to ingratiate himself with the locals by speakingWelsh.