Thursday 14 December 2017

John Drennan: Enda fails to make grade after 'Forest Gump gaffe'

Having been forthright in Davos, the Taoiseach needs to abandon his usual caution, writes John Drennan

John Drennan

John Drennan

NOTHING epitomises the Government's obsession with trivia more than the Taoiseach's compilation of a report card on his embattled ministers.

Mind you, after last week's dissertation on collective guilt, Enda has more concerns than holding a quivering pen over Joan Burton, Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin, as he wonders, having given Alan Shatter an F, if a B+ or B- would be appropriate.

Of course, the one elephant in the Taoiseach's office that has not been confronted is what grade Enda would get if he was to turn his school-teacher's eye upon himself. After Davos, most onlookers would be looking for that ignoble cap with the big D.

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