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cyberianpan

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In 1998 the Indo said that Bertie Ahern was entitled to be taken at his word when it was suggested he was involved in spousal abuse

Taoiseach entitled to be taken at word on rumours
BERTIE Ahern is said to be upset about being quoted directly when he denied being a woman beater.It seems astonishing that any Taoiseach should have to deny scurrilous rumours that he was or is involved in any domestic violence with either his former wife or current partner.

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Is it wise simply to accept a politician's word ? If the Indo really wanted to do it properly surely they should have interviewed the women concerned, friends, family etc ?

Personally I think the haughtiness of the Indo story is inappropriate and puts too much trust in a politician's word

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The proverbial dogs on the streets . . . . . . .
 

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Is being somewhat opaque about one's finances at the time of a marriage breakdown, a form of spousal abuse?
 

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A new low.
 

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I think explaining on national TV that you hid how much money you earned from your wife and that's why you had no bank account suggests as much.
Mind you, nobody believed he didn't have a bank account, just that he hid his "earnings" from his wife, and the tax man.
 

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I think explaining on national TV that you hid how much money you earned from your wife and that's why you had no bank account suggests as much.
Mind you, nobody believed he didn't have a bank account, just that he hid his "earnings" from his wife, and the tax man.
Fianna Failers used to trot this out all the time as an excuse for why Ahern had such unusual finances. 'Shure he was just hiding the money from the wife'.

Sorry, but dosen't that make him look a dodgy scumbag anyway.
 

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Also Sam Smyth probably thought he was helping Bertie with his piece, however the passage of time has seen Bertie's credibility significantly diminished, so the piece is probably unhelpful now

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This is pure 'newspeak'.

A known pathological liar is now to be taken at 'his word'?
 

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Quite apart from the subject of the thread, Ahern is, was, and always will be a rank skidmark on the unsavoury underpants of his party.
 

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Quite apart from the subject of the thread, Ahern is, was, and always will be a rank skidmark on the unsavoury underpants of his party.
The guy is an embarrassment at this stage.

His teenager with their parents credit card brand of economics was just one of his many failures.
 

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