got the idea from someone posting "People might not think it now but Cowen will go down in history as possibly the best Taoiseach after De Velera and Lemass."
now i did laugh, but in retrospect we are renowned for electing muppets
Bertie got elected promising to keep people buying houses and telling others to commit suicide (some people still believe his horse/no bank story)
kenny got elected on "change" (helped that FF=toilet at time) and we all know how much has "changed" (maybe a swhing word borrowed from US campaign)
So if it's a fact that senior advisers have guided successive governments, does that in itself make our politicians even WORSE?? ie they see what's fecked up in opposition but eventually get advised into the status quo once holding office
Why/how do such low caliber individuals climb to the top of political parties?
reilly, lendahand(s), gormless, any ahern, harney, varadkar, clowen, kenny, mehole, anyone from clare, all the flynn family, noonan, even gilmore jumped on the cronytrain
The list is endless
throw in wallace, any healy rae, and lowry, and even the independents don't avoid the muppet box
and now with FF at 22% the next election looks even worse
can irish democracy be weighted so heavily against attracting intelligent candidates into it's political system?