Does Jan O'Sullivan seriously think she can lead the Labour party?

williewatch

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Does Jan O'Sullivan seriously think she can become leader of the Labour party given her role in creating the housing crises and her general poor overall performance at ministerial level in the last government?

Well, she is certainly doing lots of spinning in the local media.

Jan considering Labour leadership bid : Limerick Post Newspaper

Mind you, she is probably no worse than the other options for Labour's swansong as she prepares for retirement.

 


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Does Jan O'Sullivan seriously think she can become leader of the Labour party given her role in creating the housing crises and her general poor overall performance at ministerial level in the last government?

Well, she is certainly doing lots of spinning in the local media.

Jan considering Labour leadership bid : Limerick Post Newspaper

Mind you, she is probably no worse than the other options for Labour's swansong as she prepares for retirement.
It's like applying to be the Captain of the Titanic post-iceberg collision. :roll:

If the "loyal" Labour Party vote in Alan Kelly, they may as well dissolve as a political entity.
 

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Does Jan O'Sullivan seriously think she can become leader of the Labour party given her role in creating the housing crises and her general poor overall performance at ministerial level in the last government?

Well, she is certainly doing lots of spinning in the local media.

Jan considering Labour leadership bid : Limerick Post Newspaper

Mind you, she is probably no worse than the other options for Labour's swansong as she prepares for retirement.

Reckon she may be a better bet than the other candidates.
 

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I had a good bit of time for Jan up to the last election. Maybe it worked out fine for her but but the way she beat the Jerry McCabe drum to death along with Mairia Cahill showed a serious lack of class. Not to mention her abusing her Ministerial position in the weeks before the election was called, plastering the constituency with notices about meetings, announcements, consultations etc. Reminded me of a low-grade attempt to emulate Pee Flynn at his most self-promoting.

She didn't even get the message that the country told Labour to fukk off like no other party in Irish electoral history as she spent the next nine weeks trying to impose her own views on Limerick post-primary education. Our Jan, it appears, loves to involve the public but only when it reflects the view of her little clique of right-on rid-the-country-of-the-Papist-scourge opinion moulders.

Maybe that's why she'd make the perfect leader for what Labour has now become. Deny Kelly the nomination to contest the election and she could get the leadership without the party's remaining membership having any say. Just like the way she abandoned Labour's traditional voting base in order to chase after the yummy-mummy vote in Limerick's poshest suburbs.

Good on you, Jan. Eighteen months as a minister has redefined your perception of socialism into a creed of self-entitlement that tells the people of Ireland what Labour now stands for.
 

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Just lining herself up with Burton Bacik and Co for a shot at the nomination for the Aras
 

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I had a good bit of time for Jan up to the last election. Maybe it worked out fine for her but but the way she beat the Jerry McCabe drum to death along with Mairia Cahill showed a serious lack of class. Not to mention her abusing her Ministerial position in the weeks before the election was called, plastering the constituency with notices about meetings, announcements, consultations etc. Reminded me of a low-grade attempt to emulate Pee Flynn at his most self-promoting.

She didn't even get the message that the country told Labour to fukk off like no other party in Irish electoral history as she spent the next nine weeks trying to impose her own views on Limerick post-primary education. Our Jan, it appears, loves to involve the public but only when it reflects the view of her little clique of right-on rid-the-country-of-the-Papist-scourge opinion moulders.

Maybe that's why she'd make the perfect leader for what Labour has now become. Deny Kelly the nomination to contest the election and she could get the leadership without the party's remaining membership having any say. Just like the way she abandoned Labour's traditional voting base in order to chase after the yummy-mummy vote in Limerick's poshest suburbs.

Good on you, Jan. Eighteen months as a minister has redefined your perception of socialism into a creed of self-entitlement that tells the people of Ireland what Labour now stands for.
If I recall you were predicting that she would lose her seat also. See you haven't lost your capacity for windbaggery Prof!
 

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Does Jan O'Sullivan seriously think she can become leader of the Labour party given her role in creating the housing crises and her general poor overall performance at ministerial level in the last government?

Well, she is certainly doing lots of spinning in the local media.

Jan considering Labour leadership bid : Limerick Post Newspaper

Mind you, she is probably no worse than the other options for Labour's swansong as she prepares for retirement.

Kelly would be a disaster, Howlin seems lukewarm, Sherlock should probably get the gig, but Jan wouldn't be a disaster.
 

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Does Jan O'Sullivan seriously think she can become leader of the Labour party given her role in creating the housing crises and her general poor overall performance at ministerial level in the last government?

Well, she is certainly doing lots of spinning in the local media.

Jan considering Labour leadership bid : Limerick Post Newspaper

Mind you, she is probably no worse than the other options for Labour's swansong as she prepares for retirement.

Was that picture on a visit she made to a nursing home to visit an elderly out of touch relation (who is prone to bouts of making aggressive diatribes?)
 

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Kelly would be the best of a really bad lot as he would keep Labour in the news cycle (even for the wrong reasons). O'Sullivan, like Sherlock, would just be ignored as yet another production line iMoan. Labour has to break with that highly toxic leadership style.
 

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If I recall you were predicting that she would lose her seat also. See you haven't lost your capacity for windbaggery Prof!
In fairness very few expected Noonan to perform so bad, failing to bring in O Donnell was a major blow to F.G.that helped Jan make it home.
 

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This could be from 2011 and it could be about Michael Martin.

It wouldn't surprise me if Labour got 15+ seats in the next election.
 

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This could be from 2011 and it could be about Michael Martin.

It wouldn't surprise me if Labour got 15+ seats in the next election.
Yes, the FF story would indicate that premature political death notices should now be avoided at all costs.
 

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I think Jan would be a good choice. She has the advantage of being female without the drawback of sounding so irritatingly moany as Joan.

The anti-church thing is an old Limerick tradition (Jim Kemmy for example) and might play well locally but (imo) is not likely to serve the party (or any party) nationally.
 

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I think Jan would be a good choice. She has the advantage of being female without the drawback of sounding so irritatingly moany as Joan.

The anti-church thing is an old Limerick tradition (Jim Kemmy for example) and might play well locally but (imo) is not likely to serve the party (or any party) nationally.
The rule change to national schools implemented by Jan o' Sullivan emanated from the Forum on Patronage and not some Limerick thing. Even many church people recognise that the current system of patronage requires review, and some divestment.
 

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Howlin would be my preference
Howlin ruled himself out.

He might be blundering yet he doesn't come across as malicious.

Mr. "Power is a drug" and Jan (who?) O'Sullivan seem to be the Dönitz candidates - inheriting nothing and taking all the blame.
 


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