Wednesday 26 July 2017

Let's hope a time never comes when FG leaders believe that they can do no wrong

The ‘decent fellows’, as they were once described, appear almost as addicted to secrecy and denial as the former ‘natural party of government’
The ‘decent fellows’, as they were once described, appear almost as addicted to secrecy and denial as the former ‘natural party of government’
‘Occasional mistake’: Brian Cowen
James Downey

James Downey

Charlie McCreevy's performance at the Banking Inquiry on Wednesday has been described as wonderful. I can think of a better word: perfect.

Perfection forms a central part of the Old Fianna Fáil philosophy. The philosophy leaves some room, but only a very little room, for minor mistakes. It also concedes that unavoidable misfortunes, sadly, occur from time to time. The French call these "choses de la vie" (things of life). But no Fianna Fáil leader or minister can deliberately implement - or even dream of - policies that could have catastrophic consequences. If overwhelming evidence exists that someone has done exactly that, he has placed himself outside the fold.

No fear of Champagne Charlie, or Brian Cowen, being forced into such an unpleasant situation.

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