Gogarty a tad hypocritical?
Sir -- When Genghis Khan defeated his rival and friend Jamuka, to establish supremacy over the Mongol empire, two of Jamuka's generals captured him and took him to Khan for a reward. Khan offered his childhood friend freedom, and had the two generals killed on the spot for disloyalty.
This episode came to mind as I watched the miserable figure of Paul Gogarty TD, boast of how he had visited Lucan Garda station to report his coalition partner, Ivor Callely, to the gardai for alleged fraud.
The essential policy 'glue' bonding this coalition is that the blocking out of ethical reality will get them to the May 2012 election with some prospect of saving their skins, irrespective of the wishes of the vast majority of the population, who wish for an election now.