Ireland’s great dictator shakes his head to a TV debate
Enda Kenny rejects being compared to Mussolini. By the FF number one
Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan at the coffee break during the Fine Gael parliamentary party conference in Killenard, Co Laois.
Who does Micheál Martin think he is, calling Enda Kenny a dictator?
Up with this our dear Taoiseach will not put.
We’d like to see the Fianna Fáil leader say that to his face. If Enda would only let him. But he’s outlawed one-on-one television debates with opponents.
It’s just as well that Micheál isn’t in the Fine Gael parliamentary party. He’d have been thrown out on his ear by now for gross insubordination.
Enda will not tolerate that kind of dissent. Can’t and won’t.
“It ill-behoves any member of the Fianna Fáil party to accuse me of being a dictator,” he said quietly, before unleashing Charlie Flanagan. “I see Micheál Martin described the Taoiseach at the weekend as Robert Mugabe”, sneered the party chairman. “[It’s] either over the top or desperation.”
At least you know where you stand with the Kenny regime. He is not running some sort of aul’ hippy commune for blueshirts dropouts.
Freedom of spirits
“You can’t have stability if everybody is free to do their own thing. If everyone wants to go off to be a free spirit, then you don’t have stability.”
He is unanimous with himself in this.
The future is in the stars for our dear Taoiseach. A glorious destiny awaits in the “iconic” year of 2016. He intends to remain in government until then.
“My birthdate was April 24th. That is significant,” he told baffled hacks at his final press conference to mark the end of Fine Gael’s participation in the Great Omnibabble of 2013 – a glorious trinity of three major party think-ins held at the one time.
Enda paused after his portentous announcement, perhaps to admire the truth dawning in the eyes of his overawed audience. But he quickly moved on when they didn’t get the significance.
Later on, a quick perusal of the Google machine yielded the answer. April 24th was the date of the Easter Rising in Dublin.
So it’s fate, driving the Taoiseach on to complete a full five years in office.
“Thirteen is my lucky number,” he announced, shooting a meaningful glance at the vacant faces in the room.
He made this statement when asked about the weekend’s All-Ireland final between Dublin and Mayo. By the time the ball is thrown in on Sunday, Enda will have taken complete leave of his senses. He was already talking in riddles yesterday.
This is the sort of thing that happens to dictators. They go mad. What has 13 got to do with Gaelic football?