John Drennan: Bertie-bashing glosses over voters' role in Ahern myth
In a stark reversal of fortune, the former Taoiseach is a scapegoat to be shunned by his tribe, writes John Drennan
Published 17/11/2013 | 01:00
You would wonder sometimes, how Bertie thought this retirement thing would work.
The then Taoiseach was certainly dragged towards it with a reluctance that suggested he wasn't at all enthused by the prospect.
Mr Ahern might have hoped for the modest dignity of a ghost-written column in the Irish Times and the occasional honorary degree as distinct from being attacked by men with crutches in pubs.