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Hogan to replace Barroso?


ger12

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José Manuel Durão Barroso will end his second term as EU President in 2014. Rumors quietly making the rounds that Ireland's Minister Phil Hogan is being considered as a replacement. While Minister Hogan has not been on the receiving end of too much good publicity here, his firm hold on his environment brief has drawn some praise in Europe - reform of local government, property tax, turf cutters.

Fluent in German and with some Spanish and with a track record of getting the job done, it would indeed be quite a coup for an Irish man to lead Europe in these most trying times.
 


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if only it wasnt the day thats in it
 

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Not to mention his firm hand with the septic tank issue.
 

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José Manuel Durão Barroso will end his second term as EU President in 2014. Rumors quietly making the rounds that Ireland's Minister Phil Hogan is being considered as a replacement. While Minister Hogan has not been on the receiving end of too much good publicity here, his firm hold on his environment brief has drawn some praise in Europe - reform of local government, property tax, turf cutters.

Fluent in German and with some Spanish and with a track record of getting the job done, it would indeed be quite a coup for an Irish man to lead Europe in these most trying times.
You had me for a second, ya bastard. I threw up in my mouth a little.
 

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Does he have the right features for his application as EU Commission Bosso ?

- an ability to be highly condescending
- highly patronizing
- a total hypocrite
- an ability to disregard the working people, and put the bankers first
- able to live on a fat expenses budget, and still blow it
- has he displayed outstanding defiance when confronted by common sense ?

Do any of you think that he he might meet all the above criteria ?

Another "green jersey moment".

The gombeen media will have to pump the peasants with expectations of happiness if he makes it. It cannot be any harder than pumping the people with expectations of happiness from buying an apartment in Termonfeckin for half a million, like they did years ago.
 
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+ his willingness to knock on the head any attempt to investigate irregularities in planning across the State. Would be a useful card to have up your sleeve when faced with calls for investigations of the labyrinthine bureaucracy of the EU Commission. All that said, he is a great man for coursing and is not cowed by the anti-coursing wingnuts so that would stand to him as well.
 

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José Manuel Durão Barroso will end his second term as EU President in 2014. Rumors quietly making the rounds that Ireland's Minister Phil Hogan is being considered as a replacement. While Minister Hogan has not been on the receiving end of too much good publicity here, his firm hold on his environment brief has drawn some praise in Europe - reform of local government, property tax, turf cutters.

Fluent in German and with some Spanish and with a track record of getting the job done, it would indeed be quite a coup for an Irish man to lead Europe in these most trying times.
Alas he'd need a working knowledge of the English language to be considered for the job.
 

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Has anyone got a photo showing Hogan's skill at foreign affairs?
 

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+ his willingness to knock on the head any attempt to investigate irregularities in planning across the State. Would be a useful card to have up your sleeve when faced with calls for investigations of the labyrinthine bureaucracy of the EU Commission. All that said, he is a great man for coursing and is not cowed by the anti-coursing wingnuts so that would stand to him as well.
He would be perfect for the job!


Or as ol Abe used to say

You can fool some of the People all of the time

- all of the People some of the time

- but you can't fool all of the People all of the time...


er wait a minute....:oops:
 

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+ his willingness to knock on the head any attempt to investigate irregularities in planning across the State. Would be a useful card to have up your sleeve when faced with calls for investigations of the labyrinthine bureaucracy of the EU Commission. All that said, he is a great man for coursing and is not cowed by the anti-coursing wingnuts so that would stand to him as well.
A perfect example of his skills and ability in tackling a very painful and potentially explosive issue. All sorted now. Quite the diplomat in fairness.
 

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April Fool. Qualifications for president of EU Commission position. Greedy cute hoor plonker in love with banksters. If the cap fits etc.
 

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The joke is of course ultimately on us!
He will be our next commissioner unless Bottler makes an even bigger fool of himself and then has to be kicked upstairs!
The one supreme indicator that he could replace the Portuguese tosser directly is that with his taste for high living e.g. his let them eat cake attitude when he was pictured in a top hotel in the Gulf States recently, he would certainly be very well capable of spending those vast expenses!:mad:
 

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Isn't that his firm hand IN the septic tank issue. Pity he didn't go swimming in it.
If he did that he would pollute the septic tank.
 

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