Saturday 22 July 2017

Gene Kerrigan: Sure, have a pint and it'll sort itself out

As they repeat their Bigger Lies, the political elite mock every voter in the State, writes Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Politicians constantly shade the truth, adjusting their words to suit their audience, shifting meaning from day to day -- for some, life becomes a series of little lies. Sometimes, though, they have a problem that's so massive that they must simply blank it out. That's where the Bigger Lie is applied.

To use the Bigger Lie, you simply state -- as baldly as possible -- that which you wish was true, but which everyone knows to be untrue. If you say it shamelessly enough, you might get away with it.

And that's what happened last week when the scandal of the Galway Tent was superseded by the scandal of the Galway Piss-up.

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