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Hope has a new hiding place

Former US president Bill Clinton gave us some hope last Thursday at UCD when he told the audience to have faith: "I believe you'll get out of this, but not fast, that's what I tell politicians making tough decisions. Tell people the truth, do what has to be done. People have to believe you'll pay your bills, and then say how we will get out of this," he said.

I was full of hope until I saw our former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, who got us into this horrific mess, hiding in a cupboard in an advert for the 'News of the World'.

Two former heads of state poles apart.

Would you believe the politician in the cupboard?

Paul Hamilton
Athlone, co westmeath

Irish Independent