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Saturday, October 27, 2007

A CALLOUS SELF-SERVING CAREERIST .
Due to his recent salary increase, Bertie Ahern now 'earns' (...is paid..) €1291 a day !

This is the same bumbling half-wit that recently found himself being 'investigated' by the very Tribunal that he and his equally morally corrupt colleagues in Leinster House were forced (by public opinion) to establish : the same Bertie Ahern that co-signed most of the 1,615 cheques drawn on the Fianna Fail leaders allowance account from 1984 to 1992 (... better known as 'The Haughey Years'..) : the man who , when asked in September 2006 about political appointments to State Boards replied - ” I might have appointed somebody but I appointed them because they were friends , not because of anything they had given me . ” : the same political and moral degenerate who stood in front of the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis in April 1997 and pledged - ” No-one , no-one , is welcome in this party if they betray the public trust . I say this and I mean this with every fibre of my being. ”

Obviously , his 'being' lacks 'fibre'. As Oscar Wilde put it - " Society sooner or later must return to its lost leader , the cultured and fascinating liar." But , in this case - without the 'cultured' bit...