Clinton for president? Bill sets his sights on the Áras


BILL CLINTON liked being president of the US so much that he has been giving much thought to where he might be able to land a similar gig.

In a recent interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Clinton reckons he might be in with a chance of becoming president of Ireland. “If I move to Ireland and buy a house, I can run for president of Ireland because of my Irish heritage.”

However, Foreign Policy magazine says his claim does not hold water as Bill doesn’t have Irish grandparents.

According to their expert: “It is possible for the minister for justice to waive the requirement ‘if you are of Irish descent or of Irish associations’. So essentially, the current Government can decide whether or not to make an exception for Clinton in order to greenlight his presidential ambitions. Popular as he is, this seems unlikely.”

Go on, Alan Shatter.

It would be great fun.

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