Humerous piece by Fintan O'Toole in Tuesday's (11 December 2012) Irish Times, in which he transcribes, in part, an interview given by Enda Kenny on the night of the budget last week.
From the article:
“What we are at here is continuing the process of moving the country forward towards, em, economic development where we continue to be competitive, where we continue to be attractive for investment from abroad, where we make no, em, make no, em, em, no, em, complaint about putting real progress in the small- and medium-enterprise sector, which is the lifeblood of our economy and which will deal effectively with all the hundreds of thousands of hard-pressed families and their children, which will, which will be in the interest of guaranteeing their economic security for the future...” (Only textspeak is adequate: WTF?)The point is that much of what the Taoiseach had to say was inarticulate drivel and all of it was waffle.Kenny's dead words fail to convince - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 11, 2012He was half speak-your-weight machine, half Alan Partridge.
This reads like a Bertie Ahern answer, without the deese, dose and dems, but is almost as meaningless and incomprehensible.
Do we need leaders in this country who actually seem to have a message to deliver to us which they believe in? Or is it ok for us to have a leader who tries to fit as many buzz words or talking points into an interview as possible, while often not answering the question asked of them?
Gene Kerrigan wrote on a similar theme in Sunday's Sindo.
Is it inevitable that once in the role of Taoiseach, this happens?