Sunday 4 December 2016

A laurel-less leader can't sit on his laurels

Published 10/08/2015 | 02:30

'Wittingly or otherwise, Mr Kenny has also pulled the trigger on the election starting gun, despite the fact that there is an awful lot of governing still to be done'
'Wittingly or otherwise, Mr Kenny has also pulled the trigger on the election starting gun, despite the fact that there is an awful lot of governing still to be done'

In politics a man can only stumble for so long before he either falls on his face or stands up straight.

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Yesterday Taoiseach Enda Kenny attempted to regain a foothold on reality which, even making allowances for the silly season, seemed to have been lost with the comments by Paul Kehoe on his leader's prospects of remaining at the helm in perpetuity.

Recognising the absurdity of the 'Endless Enda' proposition, Mr Kenny acknowledged: "It would be very arrogant and presumptuous of any public representative to assume that they can be elected to anything, myself included, until the people vote."

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