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    José Manuel Durão Barroso will end his second term as EU President in 2014. Rumors quietly making the rounds that Ireland's Minister Phil Hogan is being considered as a replacement. While Minister Hogan has not been on the receiving end of too much good publicity here, his firm hold on his environment brief has drawn some praise in Europe - reform of local government, property tax, turf cutters.

    Fluent in German and with some Spanish and with a track record of getting the job done, it would indeed be quite a coup for an Irish man to lead Europe in these most trying times.
    At 12 weeks the “clump of cells” toes curl, her mouth makes sucking movements, she has a human face and if you prod the tummy she will move in response

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    if only it wasnt the day thats in it
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    Not to mention his firm hand with the septic tank issue.
    At 12 weeks the “clump of cells” toes curl, her mouth makes sucking movements, she has a human face and if you prod the tummy she will move in response

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    Hogan is a joke 365 days of the year

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    A poor 1st April try on. Next......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren Boru View Post
    A poor 1st April try on. Next......
    Surely you're not suggesting a FG Minister would not be fit for an office like this?
    At 12 weeks the “clump of cells” toes curl, her mouth makes sucking movements, she has a human face and if you prod the tummy she will move in response

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    José Manuel Durão Barroso will end his second term as EU President in 2014. Rumors quietly making the rounds that Ireland's Minister Phil Hogan is being considered as a replacement. While Minister Hogan has not been on the receiving end of too much good publicity here, his firm hold on his environment brief has drawn some praise in Europe - reform of local government, property tax, turf cutters.

    Fluent in German and with some Spanish and with a track record of getting the job done, it would indeed be quite a coup for an Irish man to lead Europe in these most trying times.
    You had me for a second, ya bastard. I threw up in my mouth a little.

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    Does he have the right features for his application as EU Commission Bosso ?

    - an ability to be highly condescending
    - highly patronizing
    - a total hypocrite
    - an ability to disregard the working people, and put the bankers first
    - able to live on a fat expenses budget, and still blow it
    - has he displayed outstanding defiance when confronted by common sense ?

    Do any of you think that he he might meet all the above criteria ?

    Another "green jersey moment".

    The gombeen media will have to pump the peasants with expectations of happiness if he makes it. It cannot be any harder than pumping the people with expectations of happiness from buying an apartment in Termonfeckin for half a million, like they did years ago.
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    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Surely you're not suggesting a FG Minister would not be fit for an office like this?
    I am suggesting that you can do better.

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    + his willingness to knock on the head any attempt to investigate irregularities in planning across the State. Would be a useful card to have up your sleeve when faced with calls for investigations of the labyrinthine bureaucracy of the EU Commission. All that said, he is a great man for coursing and is not cowed by the anti-coursing wingnuts so that would stand to him as well.

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