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Mae Sexton has a go at Labour in the IT


goosebump

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Mae Sexton was a TD for the Progressive Democrats between 2002 and 2007, during which time her party supported various budgetary measures and legislative changes that eviscerated the tax base, increased public spending on the back of unsustainable revenues, fueled the property bubble and loosened the regulatory regime in respect of financial institutions.

Having lost her seat in 2007, she stuck her finger in the air and decided that the Labour Party were on the way up, and underwent a Damascan Conversion from right-wing hawk to bleeding heart liberal in the hope of re-planting her ample girth on a seat in Leinster House. She justified this on the basis that her father-in-law (yes, in law) was some form of trade unionist. Ultimately, she misjudged the attitude of the simple folk of Longford to champage socialism, and didn't win a seat.

Today, her personality disorder appears to have entered a whole new phase. According to her letter in today's Irish Times, she is incensed by the Budget, and now deeply regrets her "dalliance" with the Labour Party. The father-in-law get another mention for good measure.

The Irish Times - Readers Letters and Feedback

Its hard to know if this is some sort of joke on her part, or if she actually expects to be taken seriously.

Ronald Reagan once suggested that politics was the "2nd oldest profession".

I will respectfully suggest that while Mae Sexton would like to belong to the "2nd oldest profession", she'd feel much more at home in the first.
 


Ryan Tubbs

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I read that this morning. Boy, does she sound PISSED !!

She's clearly quite a nasty piece of work. The bile in the letter is quite extraordinary, and given that she joined Labour a week before the election and left a week after it, it's not as if she has any genuine grounds for complaint.

Incidentally, she wasn't a PD either. She only threw her considerable frame onto their wagon when they were in a period of relative ascendancy circa 1992.
 

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The PDs were great, weren't they :lol:
PDs crime was not "eviscerating tax" base.

At around a third of GNP tax revenues were more than ample.

Their crime was to ramp up spending between 2004 and 2007 by around 30% - totally against their principles.

They should've walkd when Bertie announced his conversion to socialism.

And Tom Parlon should've been stopped from joining.
 

neiphin

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is she any worse than "the builders whore" tom parlon ?
 

Big Brother

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And btw people are that angry now they are willing to vote for Dustin the Turkey
 

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Mae Sexton was a TD for the Progressive Democrats between 2002 and 2007, during which time her party supported various budgetary measures and legislative changes that eviscerated the tax base, increased public spending on the back of unsustainable revenues, fueled the property bubble and loosened the regulatory regime in respect of financial institutions.

Having lost her seat in 2007, she stuck her finger in the air and decided that the Labour Party were on the way up, and underwent a Damascan Conversion from right-wing hawk to bleeding heart liberal in the hope of re-planting her ample girth on a seat in Leinster House. She justified this on the basis that her father-in-law (yes, in law) was some form of trade unionist. Ultimately, she misjudged the attitude of the simple folk of Longford to champage socialism, and didn't win a seat.

Today, her personality disorder appears to have entered a whole new phase. According to her letter in today's Irish Times, she is incensed by the Budget, and now deeply regrets her "dalliance" with the Labour Party. The father-in-law get another mention for good measure.

The Irish Times - Readers Letters and Feedback

Its hard to know if this is some sort of joke on her part, or if she actually expects to be taken seriously.

Ronald Reagan once suggested that politics was the "2nd oldest profession".

I will respectfully suggest that while Mae Sexton would like to belong to the "2nd oldest profession", she'd feel much more at home in the first.
I think I have figured out her political ideology.

It is easily connectable to both the ILP and the PDs.

Opportunism.

You have to hand it to Sexton. She knows how to pick a loser. Any chance that she might now join FFinished ?
 

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With her political twisting and turning, she has zero credibility - although still a little more than Gilmore!
 

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Mae Sexton was a TD for the Progressive Democrats between 2002 and 2007, during which time her party supported various budgetary measures and legislative changes that eviscerated the tax base, increased public spending on the back of unsustainable revenues, fueled the property bubble and loosened the regulatory regime in respect of financial institutions.

Having lost her seat in 2007, she stuck her finger in the air and decided that the Labour Party were on the way up, and underwent a Damascan Conversion from right-wing hawk to bleeding heart liberal in the hope of re-planting her ample girth on a seat in Leinster House. She justified this on the basis that her father-in-law (yes, in law) was some form of trade unionist. Ultimately, she misjudged the attitude of the simple folk of Longford to champage socialism, and didn't win a seat.

Today, her personality disorder appears to have entered a whole new phase. According to her letter in today's Irish Times, she is incensed by the Budget, and now deeply regrets her "dalliance" with the Labour Party. The father-in-law get another mention for good measure.

The Irish Times - Readers Letters and Feedback

Its hard to know if this is some sort of joke on her part, or if she actually expects to be taken seriously.

Ronald Reagan once suggested that politics was the "2nd oldest profession".

I will respectfully suggest that while Mae Sexton would like to belong to the "2nd oldest profession", she'd feel much more at home in the first.
What's a "Damascan" conversion? I don't think anybody will be interested in the Syrian property market for a some time.

While Ms Sexton's choices can be questioned and indeed ridiculed I think you're going over the top - personality disorder, prostitution..really?
 

goosebump

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What's a "Damascan" conversion? I don't think anybody will be interested in the Syrian property market for a some time.
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Damascene_conversion
Conversion of Paul the Apostle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


While Ms Sexton's choices can be questioned and indeed ridiculed I think you're going over the top - personality disorder, prostitution..really?
Yeah, this site is the epitome of perspective of good taste, isn't it?
 

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People like her, the late Michael O'Leary and the FG-then-PD ex-Lord Mayor of Dublin whose name I don't recall at this juncture bring politics into disrepute with their party-political carpet-bagging.
 

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PDs crime was not "eviscerating tax" base.

At around a third of GNP tax revenues were more than ample.

Their crime was to ramp up spending between 2004 and 2007 by around 30% - totally against their principles.

They should've walkd when Bertie announced his conversion to socialism.

And Tom Parlon should've been stopped from joining.
The PDs lost their credibility when Des O'Malley campaigned to retain Barringtons Hospital.

That showed that, for all their highfalutin talk, they were just another gombeen party, albeit for rich people.
 

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