Saturday 25 February 2017

Maybe Obama can claim asylum in Money-gall?

U.S. President Barack Obama drinks from a pint of Guinness stout at the Ollie Hayes pub in Moneygall in May 2011.
U.S. President Barack Obama drinks from a pint of Guinness stout at the Ollie Hayes pub in Moneygall in May 2011.
U.S. President Barack Obama waves to other revelers as he celebrates St. Patrick's Day with his ancestral cousin Henry Healy (2nd R) and Ollie Hayes (R), owner of a pub in Moneygall, Ireland that Obama visited in 2011, during a stop at the Dubliner pub in Washington March 17, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle sip Guinness at a pub as they visit Moneygall in County Offaly - it's unlikely they have difficulties getting served at a bar
Barack Obama enjoys a pint in Ollie Hayes pub in Moneygall
Success: Brendan O'Carroll

When Barack Hussein Obama, a man whose main executive experience was working as a community organiser in his native Chicago, was first running for presidential election, the world was given a very simple choice.

After all, a vote for Obama if you were American, or vocal support if you lived outside the US, was the sign that you were a progressive, liberal type who felt that it was 'time' America had a black president.

Of course, there were plenty of people who saw beyond this witless nonsense. There were plenty of people, black and white, who warned that he would be a disaster as a president. And so that has come to pass – with his appalling and frequently disgraceful performance actually managing to exceed the worst fears of the doubters. But nobody loves to catch a ride on a famous person's coattails quite like the Irish and when it emerged that he was 1/128th Mick, amateur genealogists and chancers around this country started scouring parish records.

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