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    Gay Mitchell has confirmed that he will not contest the next European elections. With that his electoral racing days appear to be behind him

    Mitchell will not contest 2014 European elections | BreakingNews.ie

    For me personally, the lasting images are those associated with the last Presidential elections. He was absolutely hammered in the vote and suffered what was quite an embarrassing heavy defeat in the wake of his party having swept to power. during that election his rants were out of touch with public sentiment and at times it appeared he had been abandoned by the hierarchy of his party. Certainly his decision not to attend at the declaration smacked of sour grapes although he later clarified his reasons

    So what are others lasting images of this high profile politician. Will be be well served in the eyes of history or was his embarrassing end the height of his career?
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    Gay who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northtipp View Post
    Gay Mitchell has confirmed that he will not contest the next European elections. With that his electoral racing days appear to be behind him

    Mitchell will not contest 2014 European elections | BreakingNews.ie

    For me personally, the lasting images are those associated with the last Presidential elections. He was absolutely hammered in the vote and suffered what was quite an embarrassing heavy defeat in the wake of his party having swept to power. during that election his rants were out of touch with public sentiment and at times it appeared he had been abandoned by the hierarchy of his party. Certainly his decision not to attend at the declaration smacked of sour grapes although he later clarified his reasons

    So what are others lasting images of this high profile politician. Will be be well served in the eyes of history or was his embarrassing end the height of his career?
    Good riddance.

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    Obviously, his total "retirement package" has totted up to a sufficient income replacement value!

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    He's after coming OUT? Well I never..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgellons View Post
    Gay who?
    this fella.


    is that a wave or a salut?






    good riddance.

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    Bye, Gay. Do us a favour and refuse the golden handshake and pension. No? Didn't think so.
    If you continue to elect idiots in elections, don't be surprised when the result is an idiotic government.

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    I'm sure he'd pick up a political consultant role pretty handy....

    Any large Government contracts coming up in the near future ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aindriu View Post
    Bye, Gay. Do us a favour and refuse the golden handshake and pension. No? Didn't think so.
    Did he contribute to this pension?

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    What a nice thing to find out at the start of the day.

    Thank you for putting a smile on my face NorthTipp

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