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Monday, March 10, 2008

Dermot Ahern - no blood relation to Bertie , but seems to share the same political mentality...

From 'The Sunday Tribune' newspaper , 2 March 2008 , page 19 (Michael Clifford's column) -
" The same minister (Dermot Ahern , State minister for foreign affairs) gave us an insight last week into the mentality that we had been led to believe * had departed Fianna Fail - " Charles Haughey was a great politician , " he said on Thursday (28 February 2008) . When asked whether Haughey had been corrupt , Ahern replied : " No , he wasn't ." "

" Not corrupt" ! But of course one Fianna Fail mobster would say that about another : in the eyes of that particular 'family' , the only crime is in being caught!
As Oscar Wilde put it - " In all unimportant matters , style , not sincerity , is the essential . In all important matters , style , not sincerity , is the essential." For "style" , read 'spin' .
(* Who had been led to believe?)