Monday, January 21, 2008

Please To Step Aside

A man has dreams, he has ambitions, but Enda Kenny can't get where he wants to be. Bertie Ahern is blocking the road to glory, refusing to budge.

With the Mahon Tribunal looking into the financial wheelings and dealings of An Taoiseach, and finding some hinky transactions, Enda Kenny has been front and center, demanding that Bertie Ahern step down at once.....and maybe give the younger lad a chance for once, will yaz, Jaysus....

Voters didn't want the Fine Gael/Labour coalition at the last election, so Mr. Kenny's dream of being the leader of Ireland was dashed. He jumped up and down with excitement when the testimony given at the Tribunal painted Mr. Ahern as a shady character, but still, no one seemed to care about Enda Kenny's vision.

So if the road to the Taoiseach's office is blocked, then Mr. Kenny has determined to go around. Now he's telling Mr. Ahern's coterie of ministers that they really shouldn't be sitting in government with the likes of him, the non-tax-compliant politician.

Be ministers of courage, Mr. Kenny declares, and tell your mate to clear out. Not for the sake of Enda Kenny, but for the good of our beloved nation.

Fine Gael, headed by the same Enda Kenny, has filed a formal complaint with the Standards in Public Office commission, to get them to hound Bertie Ahern and somehow prove that the man isn't tax compliant because he's taken money under the table.

But please don't bring up the source of the five thousand pounds that was lodged in Mr. Ahern's Irish Permanent account back in 1994. It was a gift, it's been said, from his dying mother, and that's the sort of news that generates a favorable backlash for himself and makes Enda Kenny look like a whinger, rather than the next Prime Minister.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was a gift, it's been said, from his dying mother, and that's the sort of news that generates a favorable backlash for himself and makes Enda Kenny look like a whinger, rather than the next Prime Minister.

So Bertie took 5k from his "dying mother" at a time when he had 50k in cash, and getting money left right and centre. I don't know about you, but my estimation of him goes down on hearing that.

O hAnnrachainn said...

It puts me in mind of Mrs. Doyle from Father Ted, offering cups of tea yet insisting that you take it.

Then again, everyone else was giving Bertie some cash and his mother didn't want to be left out of the dig-out.

Ah, go on. Have a cup of tea. Go on, go on, go on.

Stíofán said...

How do we know it came from his "dying"* mother?

There is no paperwork, no trail. D you swallow all nonsense the Sunday Independent et al tells you?

*Incidently, she lived for a further 3 years.

It is pretty shameful the way Ahern brings his family into this. Ahern seperated in 1987, it is difficult to relate the thousands of euro he received in 1994 to any "personal trouble" he was in, given that he seems to have had a happy set-up at the time, dividing his time between a free flat in St. Lukes and his partners home.

O hAnnrachainn said...

I'd say that Mr. Ahern is a master of politics. How else could he have lived openly with one woman while legally married to another?

I still contend that he was hiding assets from the wife so that he could negotiate a better settlement for himself. He wasn't as skint as he made himself out to be.

Now, as for the purpose of the dig-out.....I'm a full-fledged cynic.