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    Brian Lenihan is indeed an intelligent man, and he may have had a contribution to make in the Department of Justice, but he is utterly out of his depth in the Department of Finance. And, with respect, this is no time for learning on the job.
    Let's be clear about it, the names behind Irelandís economic woes are not Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac. They are Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen
    Labour is obviously ratcheting up the pressure. Will FG do the same?

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    Of course - as an alternative Labour would propose doing........................??????????????????

    Soundbite - and nobody will play the slightest attention.


    Hope that "Think in" comes up with something - given Gilmore's threadbare peformance on Primetime last week when Miriam asked him what he would do if he were given the reins of power tomorrow - something like rabbit staring at the headlights comes to mind.

    At least FG have Richard Bruton who has made some effort to put ideas down on paper and is able to clearly articulate it in conversation

    Labour are still clearly all at sea and there is no sign of a harbour yet

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    I always assumed he was put into finance to be out of his depth. Threat neutralisation and so on. It was there or health and health would have seemed like a demotion.
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    Default Re: Gilmore says Lenihan "Out of his Depth" as Finance Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by Edo
    Of course - as an alternative Labour would propose doing........................??????????????????

    Soundbite - and nobody will play the slightest attention.


    Hope that "Think in" comes up with something - given Gilmore's threadbare peformance on Primetime last week when Miriam asked him what he would do if he were given the reins of power tomorrow - something like rabbit staring at the headlights comes to mind.

    At least FG have Richard Bruton who has made some effort to put ideas down on paper and is able to clearly articulate it in conversation

    Labour are still clearly all at sea and there is no sign of a harbour yet
    The discussion is about the ineptitude of Lenihan not what Gilmore might do. But then, that's the stand FF hack retort. All that's needed now is the entry of the gladiator, Tonys to enhance the proceedings.

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    Time for Lenihan to step down and replace him with... Calamity Coughlin!! I actually wouldn't be suprised.

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    Default Re: Gilmore says Lenihan "Out of his Depth" as Finance Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by greengoose
    Quote Originally Posted by Edo
    Of course - as an alternative Labour would propose doing........................??????????????????

    Soundbite - and nobody will play the slightest attention.


    Hope that "Think in" comes up with something - given Gilmore's threadbare peformance on Primetime last week when Miriam asked him what he would do if he were given the reins of power tomorrow - something like rabbit staring at the headlights comes to mind.

    At least FG have Richard Bruton who has made some effort to put ideas down on paper and is able to clearly articulate it in conversation

    Labour are still clearly all at sea and there is no sign of a harbour yet
    The discussion is about the ineptitude of Lenihan not what Gilmore might do. But then, that's the stand FF hack retort. All that's needed now is the entry of the gladiator, Tonys to enhance the proceedings.
    All Im saying Greengoose is that if you are going to attack somebody - lets be honest - a sitting duck here - whats the point unless you have an alternative to offer the electorate.

    That is currently Labours' and to a slightly lesser degree FG's main problem at the moment - and it will be reflected in the polls too.

    Look at the conservatives in the UK - they are able to attack and give a positive alternative of what they would do at the same time - and its working for them bigtime.

    BTW - Im not associated with FF or the current gov in any shape or form.

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    Its a cute soundbite from Gilmore, but little else, we will know with the budget whether Lenihen is up to the job and not before, Labour would be better laying out their own proposals
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    Gilmore is stating the obvious. Lenihan looks amature, but not as bad as Mary Coughlan.

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    And this is news............why, exactly? Lenihan was first described as being "out of his depth" in the aftermath of the disastrous ESRI predictions back in July, by Enda Kenny.

    Gilmore must be getting slightly p*ssed off at this stage. Labour's ratings have been stuck at circa 13% since he took over with barely an oscillation in either direction, while FF and FG have varied wildly, up and down. That must be a very frustrating position to be in. It's Rabbitte all over again

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccafferty cat
    And this is news............why, exactly? Lenihan was first described as being "out of his depth" in the aftermath of the disastrous ESRI predictions back in July, by Enda Kenny.

    Gilmore must be getting slightly p*ssed off at this stage. Labour's ratings have been stuck at circa 13% since he took over with barely an oscillation in either direction, while FF and FG have varied wildly, up and down. That must be a very frustrating position to be in. It's Rabbitte all over again
    True. Labour would be better off going for a softer target. FG should allow Labour a free run at Coughlan in return for being allowed unfettered access to Cowen and Lenihan. Would get a couple of points in the polls off that, while FG will gain symbiotically.

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