Thursday 29 June 2017

Comment: How Kenny's longer goodbye weakens already poor focus of Government

Enda Kenny's speech in the US avoided insulting President Donald Trump - but delivered clear messages about immigration and the European Union Photo: Marty Katz / washingtonphotographer.com
Enda Kenny's speech in the US avoided insulting President Donald Trump - but delivered clear messages about immigration and the European Union Photo: Marty Katz / washingtonphotographer.com
John Downing

John Downing

Anybody out there know the old cowboy ditty 'Hang Me From A Gooseberry Tree'? It tells of a condemned horse thief given the grim option of choosing the tree from which he will hang.

The horse thief cleverly opts for a gooseberry tree - and is unfazed when the judge tells him it's unfeasibly low. The song celebrates his patient pledge to "wait until it grows".

Now, does that remind anyone of Enda Kenny, the Fine Gael leadership and office of Taoiseach? As a good west of Ireland man he knows his gooseberry bushes and their maximum height.

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