Wednesday, April 15, 2009
What a disgrace our politicans are. It's becoming clear as the current economic disaster unfolds that most of them have no talents whatsoever and are suited for nothing but mouthing airy platitudes. We just don't seem to get people with any intellectual heft, or heaven forfend any priciples, going into politics. And the level of philistinism dear is alarming to behold. I was watching a documentary on Ireland's most humourless sporting hero Roy Keane last week and it featured Bertie Ahern talking about Keane and Manchester United. Bertie is clearly a United fan. He repeatedly used the term "we" when referring to United. "We should have won that match", "We were disappointed to see him go" etc. It's the kind of thing you'd expect an adolescent boy to say but not a grown man, and certainly not our taoiseach.