Would A Sean Gallagher Presidency Have Made Any Difference?

General Urko

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He was more of a racing certainty for the Aras than even Kerry were for the five in a row back in the day.
Were it not for a famous tweet and that panel interview, we would undoubtedly have been subjected to President Sean Gallagher for 7 years and as FFGLAB wouldn't want to waste money on a presidential election, 7 more years as well.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/oct/30/ireland-turned-against-sean-gallagher

Would his presidency have made a jot a difference?
Well the optics at the team presentations to the President at rugby matches would be any way!petunia
And I doubt he would be jollying around the globe as much as the current incumbent 'intellectual'!
He may have reffered more bills for scrutiny by the council of state and supreme court before signing as Mickey said he would be reluctant to do so as once the supreme court approves in that situation they are copper fastened forever wrt to challenge in an Irish Court.
I doubt he would have eulogised Castro!
 


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Blokesbloke would have been a happier man.

Other than that no difference whatsoever.
 

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He was more of a racing certainty for the Aras than even Kerry were for the five in a row back in the day.
Were it not for a famous tweet and that panel interview, we would undoubtedly have been subjected to President Sean Gallagher for 7 years and as FFGLAB wouldn't want to waste money on a presidential election, 7 more years as well.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/oct/30/ireland-turned-against-sean-gallagher

Would his presidency have made a jot a difference?
Well the optics at the team presentations to the President at rugby matches would be any way!petunia
And I doubt he would be jollying around the globe as much as the current incumbent 'intellectual'!
He may have reffered more bills for scrutiny by the council of state and supreme court before signing as Mickey said he would be reluctant to do so as once the supreme court approves in that situation they are copper fastened forever wrt to challenge in an Irish Court.
I doubt he would have eulogised Castro!
He would have invited Trump the moment he got elected.
 

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In sporting terms his defeat was analogous to George's in Kinshasa -

[video=youtube;55AasOJZzDE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55AasOJZzDE[/video]
 

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"never trust a bagman, they will only double cross you"

[video=youtube;E-9uWbBbGPc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-9uWbBbGPc[/video]
And that's just an ordinary bagman.

Our boy was a FFailure bagman.

Can you imagine the embarrasment of having that arsewipe as President.
 

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Presumably he wouldn’t screw up a job it’s actually hard to screw up at. Maaaaybe a little bounce for FF? No other impact though.
 

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Less of a sense that we're a corrupt little kip run by jackboot liberal fascists.
 

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Del Boy simultaneously on coke and heroin

Probably would have had massive car boot sales at the Áras

It would not have been pleasant

Cyp
 

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Del Boy simultaneously on coke and heroin

Probably would have had massive car boot sales at the Áras

It would not have been pleasant

Cyp
What sort of reméis talk are you spluttering?
 

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There's a second order effect that people have not considered. Higgins needed to be moved out of the way while the Stickies destroyed Labour by going in with FG. Had the Frontline stitchup not taken place, Higgins would have lost.

Higgins would have remained in Labour and caused problems for the Stickies and their little retirement plan. The stability of the FG/labour government would have been a problem and it may have led to a split in Labour with the Stickies and their collaborators staying in with FG and a splinter section of Labour walking out of government.

This would have created a left of centre party that would have damaged FF's recovery and also would have taken a lot of the momentum away from SF's recent growth. This left of centre splinter party would have taken a large number of seats in the 2016 GE and FF would have been close to the position in which Labour finds itself now with only one seat more than the PBP/Solidarity group.

So Higgins, the fake tweet, Frontline president and former FF member is potentially a major factor in FF's recovery. And if Gallagher had won, Labour would have survived instead of becoming a micro-party led by Brendan Who.
 

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There's a second order effect that people have not considered. Higgins needed to be moved out of the way while the Stickies destroyed Labour by going in with FG. Had the Frontline stitchup not taken place, Higgins would have lost.

Higgins would have remained in Labour and caused problems for the Stickies and their little retirement plan. The stability of the FG/labour government would have been a problem and it may have led to a split in Labour with the Stickies and their collaborators staying in with FG and a splinter section of Labour walking out of government.

This would have created a left of centre party that would have damaged FF's recovery and also would have taken a lot of the momentum away from SF's recent growth. This left of centre splinter party would have taken a large number of seats in the 2016 GE and FF would have been close to the position in which Labour finds itself now with only one seat more than the PBP/Solidarity group.

So Higgins, the fake tweet, Frontline president and former FF member is potentially a major factor in FF's recovery. And if Gallagher had won, Labour would have survived instead of becoming a micro-party led by Brendan Who.
I don't think Higgin's view would have mattered a shyte to the other Labour Grandees, they were in it for the perks and the pensions and were never going to walk!
 

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Why did The Shinners assist Higgins - to destroy Eff Eff or as a thank you for removing S.31?
 

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I don't think Higgin's view would have mattered a shyte to the other Labour Grandees, they were in it for the perks and the pensions and were never going to walk!
The Stickies and their collaborators would not have walked. The Labourites who didn't have a ministerial pension and weren't Stickies and wanted to be reelected might have.
 

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What sort of reméis talk are you spluttering?
Sean Gallagher had a lunatic vision for the Presidency ...him as some sort of fixer/ambassador to get more deals/jobs for Ireland

Also man is a Walter Mitty ...no serious business experience, bar his form filling consultancy etc

Cyp
 

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It would have been better to cancel the presidency than put Gallagher in the Aras, nothing about the man made him suitable for the role, as taxpayers we had a lucky escape on that one, Michael D was the right choice
 


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