- Dec 9, 2004
What a pile of nonsense. The reason Bush and Brown are gone and Cowen isn't, is because their terms ended since the crash, Cowen's hasn't and both of them made it to the end of their term, Cowen won't. When Cowen does face an election he will face a far far better defeat then either Labour or the Republicans did.What's this 'we' business? You are taking me for a FF supporter because I have made a few comments complimenting some FF behaviour and have made some comments disparaging non-FFers? That zero-sum tribal nonsense is what is hollow and requiring medical attention. We will not advance as a nation or a society by tolerating one kind of mediocrity over another and Kenny is thoroughly mediocre and cringeworthy. As is Gilmore and the whole of the FF front bench.
I'd like to see FF put of office and the FF tendency disappear but the Greens have shown themselves to be complete amateurs, Gilmore is an opportunist windbag and Kenny is a pallid time server. Its no addition to the debate to pretend otherwise. Its supposed to be about country over party and to prefer some chancer just because he's NOT FF is just as stupid as proferring someone because he is.
Biffo may be a bit of a slob and no orator but he's still the most EFFECTIVE party leader. He's put through his agenda, beaten off his backbenchers, got a big loan at reasonable rates, he's still in charge and all he has to do is pass his budget, which he will, with the assistance of FG. Considering he was the last MOF before the crash that's some going. The Reps are gone in the US, Brown (much sharper chap) is gone in the UK and wee Brian from Clara is still standing? That's some going. Forget party and think of the country - you want the baddest MOFO leading the team and, viewing the opposition benches, Biffo would have any of them for lunch.
The other reason Cowen is still there, is the Greens would never accept another FF Taoiseach and all the other other potential FF leaders would rather take over after an election then now.
Kenny has matched Cowen's sole achievement, saying as leader of his party and Kenny isn't still there because no one wants the job at the moment. Cowen got a loan at terrible interest rates and has literally ran this country into the ground. He can't make decisions, his approach as Minister was to keep his head down, shout a bit and do nothing and he would do the same thing as Taoiseach and has tried, but the EU won't let him.
Kenny and Gilmore have already eaten Cowen for lunch. He is destroyed, he is a defeated man. To be fair it wasn't hard, due to Cowen's lack of ability and he has largely destroyed himself but he is destroyed. He even knows it himself now.
Finally I find it shocking that their is still anyone out there who wants him to lead this country.