The international aspects of the Italian elections are getting murkier by the day. Stories have begun to emerge in the Italian press that Silvio Berlesconi is being advised by White House Guru Karl Rove. Berlesconi’s campaign certainly carries all the hallmarks of a classic hard hitting negative Rove style with posters going up all over Italy proclaiming "Plenty of illegal immigrants? – No Thank You". Every politician seeks advice from consultants these days but should the rumours prove to be true about Rove’s involvement watch out for the fireworks. Rove would be breaking American Law as he is a paid White House official, not a freelance consultant.