Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Yours culpably ....

Those damn fine folks at Irish Election are to blame. Their blog is so darn interesting that even if you don't have an interest in Politics you soon realise that you have an interest in politics. It's one small step from posting a comment to breaking your resolution never to blog again.

It seems to me that his tear-jerking face-the-nation routine will elicit all sorts of responses. It will give more ammunition to folk who want to keep digging, provide a soundbite or six for the Bertie faithful to defend the simple man in the anorak and give Matt Cooper/The Old Lady of D'Olier St/Vincent Browne something else to get indignant about.

I wonder if anyone will ask the following question? Why on earth did we elect a politician who having gotten himself into such financial difficulties, and having such generous friends, fabulously wealthy daughters and the means to wipe out his modest cashflow problem, hasn't been able to right the ship completely. If we knew that our Minister for Finance had money problems and didn't sort it when he could, would we really think him suitable material to run our country's finances? That's like Eddie Hobbs saying sometimes he doesn't mind frivolously blowing his savings. In my book this is a case of Culpable Incompetence.

Either he was incompetent and couldn't sort the problem (and so must resign)

or

He is not incompetent but is to blame for the whole sorry mess (and so must resign).

Time to call time, Mr Ahern?

4 Comments:

Blogger Cian said...

hurrah for the return of paige, and the lovely complement for irishelection. I agree with those questions, though im too young to know if his finances were public property in the nineties.

He does seem to have handled his accounts in a cack handed fashion

10:57 p.m., September 26, 2006  
Blogger Fence said...

Course the worst thing is that none of us are really that surprised are we. See, us cynics are proven right, which isn't a good thing.

10:29 a.m., September 27, 2006  
Anonymous ainelivia said...

Just wondering if Prescott and Blair were wishing they lived in Ireland right now.

This piece of news barely registered at all over here, it was a friend who drew my attention to it and I thought, quelle suprise!

10:43 a.m., September 29, 2006  
Anonymous Suzy said...

is irishelection.com so much of an attraction to inspire you to come to the conference? Ah go on go on go on!!!

1:19 a.m., October 06, 2006  

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