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    Frances Fitzgerald - a succession to Kenny?

    Time to talk about Frances Fitzgerald, grooming to become Kenny's replacement. Seems the other two options may not have the qualities required to lead.

    So, is Fitzgerald a leader, a visionary, a risk taker - or is Fitzgerald another weak individual following in the foot steps of Kenny, weak, disliked, one dimensional, disconnected, uninspiring?

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    If she has any leadership ambitions, she needs to deal with the guards fairly lively now lads.

    If she doesn't ... well ... take a look at what happened to Shatter.
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    Fitzgerald's most valuable attribute is that she is neither Varadkar nor Coveney.

    Assuming the role of the proverbial "safe pair of hands", she is quite likely to be the agreed compromise a la Jack Lynch (who was chosen ahead of front-runners Haughey and Colley).
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    VHF? More like WTF.

    FF is where she is because she is a Kenny loyalist and a woman. That's the sum of her talents.
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    The only thing she has going for is the female factor to allow her play on the first female leader angle , any male minister who has performed as poorly as her would not stand a chance, especially given the crisis in her department now with the guards.

    She should not stand a chance either but PC stuff is huge these days and can take a mediocre performer like her very far.

    As for the op , what risks , visions etc has she ever shown?

    But given that FG picked someone like Kenny as leader , talent is obviously not a requirement.

    As VB has joked(kind of) a few times , that if she keeps messing up like this she will certainly become FG leader.
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    Hopefully she will meet the fate of Shatter and be forced out of office by this eternal Garda whistleblower scandal. Her hardline prohibitionist views on prostitution constitute an intrustive legislative imposition of the private lives of Irish citizens. Its old wine (conservative Catholicism) in new bottles (Second Wave Feminism).

    She has failed to reverse the closure of Garda stations. The govts claim that crime didnt increase particularly where Garda stations were closed is undermines by the revelations the statistics were watered down by someone (see thejournal.ie a few weeks back).

    Blueshirts considering her should remember the disasterous experience of FF with a managed succession from Bertie to Cowen. The Tory coronation of Michael Howard in 2001 likewise.
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    She's a nobody. Typical blueshirts want a Thatcher type at the top no surprise.
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    Michael Martin will decide who will be the next Leader of FG short of a General Election

    Its clear the weaker the vessel

    - the more he can fill it up from his tank

    - and she will be a very weak vessel.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoscommonFF View Post
    She's a nobody. Typical blueshirts want a Thatcher type at the top no surprise.
    Maggie would have her for Breakfast ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by VHF View Post
    Time to talk about Frances Fitzgerald, grooming to become Kenny's replacement. Seems the other two options may not have the qualities required to lead.

    So, is Fitzgerald a leader, a visionary, a risk taker - or is Fitzgerald another weak individual following in the foot steps of Kenny, weak, disliked, one dimensional, disconnected, uninspiring?

    Discuss.
    As Clive Anderson said to Jeffrey archer; is there no beginning to her talents
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