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Thread: SBP: Enda's "eccentric" pronouncements

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    Default SBP: Enda's "eccentric" pronouncements

    In today's SBP, there is a large feature article titled "Fine Gael fears Labour challenge". Under this is the smaller analysis "Doubts still dog the leadership of 'Iron Enda'". Today's paper is not online yet, but Pat Leahy and Niamh Connolly discuss some of Kenny's recent statements and behaviour, which is worth reading.

    Kenny has made some peculiar pronouncements of late. A few weeks ago...he said he would achieve a 3 billion correction in the budget with no tax increases and no cuts to the capital budget. He said that all the cuts would be from the current budget...
    However, Kenny then added that he would not touch budgets for "the disabled or the blind or pensioners or children". For one TD, speaking privately, it was further evidence that the leader of the opposition had no grasp of what the budget was about.
    Kenny was described by some as "defensive" and "bullish" at a meeting of the Fine Gael national executive last Thursday night, informing those present that the Dublin-based media and vested interests were colluding against his leadership, sources said.
    Kenny prodded a folder which, he claimed, contained evidence of a plot by some in Young Fine Gael to undermine his position in a no-confidence motion. He was referring to an email sent by a member of Young Fine Gael in Waterford to the chair of the Waterford Institute of Technology Fine Gael branch urging a motion in Kenny's leadership.
    Kenny has always been out of his depth when it comes to economics. But he seems to be losing it completely at the moment, indulging in Nixon-esque paranoia when he should be getting to grips with our fiscal emergency. One would worry for the country's future were he to become Taoiseach in the near future.

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    Was he sober when he siad these things or on the beer like our leader

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    Quote Originally Posted by culmore View Post
    Was he sober when he siad these things or on the beer like our leader
    TBH, I suspect that if Cowen was on crack he'd still have a better grip on things than Enda. And that should not be read as praise for Cowen

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    Oh god here we go with the "Dublin media" lark again, puttin' a poor Mayo man like Enda down.

    Fine Gael are a party of lions led by a hamster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by culmore View Post
    Was he sober when he siad these things or on the beer like our leader
    Here here!

    Why are we focussing on Enda losing the plot, when a very marginally worse individual is currently holding the office of Taoiseach?
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    some Lions from dublin who could not get rid of a tiny Hamster from Mayo

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntorum View Post
    TBH, I suspect that if Cowen was on crack he'd still have a better grip on things than Enda. And that should not be read as praise for Cowen
    or crack, I take it?

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    There really is something weird about him.

    People say it's just the media, but I've met him once or twice, and apart from the country schoolteacher vibe, there is also a palpable oddness about the man.

    FG staffers will deny it, but they know it's true.

    Look- this is an official Fine Gael photograph that was released to the media a few weeks ago. It looks like it is crying out for a caption.



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    Quote Originally Posted by borntorum View Post
    TBH, I suspect that if Cowen was on crack he'd still have a better grip on things than Enda. And that should not be read as praise for Cowen
    Agreed - I read that as another Anti Fine Gael / Enda Kenny Poster on p.ie spouting ignorant crap with little substance

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    Quote Originally Posted by stripey cat View Post
    There really is something weird about him.

    People say it's just the media, but I've met him once or twice, and apart from the country schoolteacher vibe, there is also a palpable oddness about the man.

    FG staffers will deny it, but they know it's true.

    Look- this is an official Fine Gael photograph that was released to the media a few weeks ago. It looks like it is crying out for a caption.


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