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What Choices has Mr Cowen - Which way will he steer the political ship- Straboard ( Right )my guess

category galway | miscellaneous | opinion/analysis author Sunday February 14, 2010 20:53author by donkylemore Report this post to the editors

Lets face it . The GP is now little more than the bordello of Irish politics. You pay - the harlot performs. She does so at the whim of the punter.And repeats it just so long as he pays.
The manner of their Machiavellian march into Dail Eireann under Gormley rather than Sergeant amply demonstrated their lust for the whiff of power- principals were for losers.

Lets face it . The GP is now little more than the bordello of Irish politics. You pay - the harlot performs. She does so at the whim of the punter.And repeats it just so long as he pays.
The manner of their Machiavellian march into Dail Eireann under Gormley rather than Sergeant amply demonstrated their lust for the whiff of power- principals were for losers.
The manner of the rigged up questioneer which the party delegates had to complete , at their Programe for Government debate spoke volumes about whatever scintila of ethical value system which they might hitherto have laid claim to.They had none . They were bereft of any real coherent political purpose.

The Greens have not just lost their moral compass; they have willfully and conscientiously buried it with their once laudable core beliefs.
Brian Cowen has now two choices to make in filling ; a/ the Senate seat , and b/ Mr Lee's seat . Will he try to appease the GP or will he resort to his default position ''if in doubt '' leave out , if in doubt '' Remember that clever little diktat . ?

If he appoints a FF devotee to an Seanad , he will have appeased the baying wrathful e consensus of his FF backbench disaffected - disparagingly referred to as ''the mumblers .''
( Mr Kenny has gone for a personality make-over to stop his salivating demons to emasculate his ’’ mumblers ‘’in FG .

If he appoints a Green , it will mean that he too is procrastinating beyond reasonable doubt. The figures are still a little unwieldy for him to abandon the GP.
But Mr Cowen Maybe he'll do what Solomon refrained from doing - maybe he'll cut the baby in two- gruesome , yes , but Mr Cowen desperately needs a good ruse for his own political survival.
My guess is that he will appoint a FF' er. To an Seanad and hold off on the bye elections until this political ice age has passed.
Why will he appoint a FF‘er to an Seanad ? For the very worst of all possible reasons ;Because he can- to paraphrase Bill Clinton after Lewinski .
‘’- I did it..for the worst of reasons.. - because I could. '''

Sure .The Greens will throw another tantrum; and maybe another rattler out of the pram , but they have now precious little to throw.
So they will just roll over and take it again , and again and...

One way or another I will miss Ms de Burca's pleasant demeanor ,her personable elegance and her soft spoken eloquence.
Regrettably I confess I will not miss in the departure of Mr Lee with quite the same sense of loss .

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   But perhaps should add something     Mike Novack    Mon Feb 15, 2010 21:27 
   reply to Mike     donkylemore    Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:25 
   You were clear about THAT part     Mike Novack    Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:53 
   "Which way will he steer the political ship"?     Hopeful    Thu Feb 18, 2010 13:34 
   Same question, Hopeful     Mike Novack    Thu Feb 18, 2010 15:53 
   To Mike Novack     Hopeful    Thu Feb 18, 2010 20:59 
   Perhaps an even deeper misunderstanding?     Mike Novack    Thu Feb 18, 2010 21:43 
   "What democracy is all about, no?"     Hopeful    Fri Feb 19, 2010 13:08 
   Won't get an argument from me on that.     Mike Novack    Sat Feb 20, 2010 20:21 
 10   Neither green nor red     Maggio    Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:37 
 11   Three points then     Mike Novack    Sun Feb 21, 2010 13:20 
 12   No hardball mentality in the Irish GP     Maggio    Sun Feb 21, 2010 17:27 
 13   Simple     Mike Novack    Mon Feb 22, 2010 00:26 
 14   People are getting what they voted for.     Rational Ecologist    Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:45 
 15   "What does our choices of who we vote for say about us as a people??"     Hopeful    Wed Feb 24, 2010 15:41 
 16   Change of mindset     Wishing    Wed Feb 24, 2010 17:13 


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