• It must have left Bertie Ahern speechless to discover he is no longer listed as a speaker on the prestigious Washington Speakers Bureau website, where his speeches might net him €30,000.
This, along with losing his title of the Teflon Taoiseach, must make him realise that mud really does stick.
Bertie, it was better to stick with the emperor's new clothes character. It suited you better than the teflon coat.
Fairytales have happier endings . . . or maybe not.
Tallaght, Co Dublin