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John Drennan: Time for Gilmore to tell us how he'll save the State

Elusive Eamon should drop the pretty language and give us concrete solutions, writes John Drennan

Published 24/10/2010 | 05:00

One of the more delightful moments in Blazing Saddles occurs when the arch villain, Hedley Lamarr, wails, "My mind is a raging torrent flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives."

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The verbosity is followed by a brief moment of stunned silence before Lamarr's oafish sidekick Tarrant sighs, "God darnit, Mr Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a $20 whore."

Labour's Eamon Gilmore certainly looked like a man who was anxiously seeking "creative alternatives" last week.

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