Greetings and apologies for the long silence. It was engendered by a preoccupation with other delusions and a generalized despair at the “state o’ chassis”.
My congratulations to EK and the gang on an interesting victory.
EGilmore shot himself badly in the foot at the start of the campaign with his arrogance toward the electorate in general and, again, in the immediate aftermath with his arrogance towards women in particular.
I have much to say about FF and the Greens but I was taught not to speak ill of the dead.
EKenny ran a careful campaign, much mocked but perfectly rendered and made a fine, indeed a very fine, speech on assuming office. It transcended most people’s expectations of the man and the moment.
Sadly, I fear that such transcendence will be short-lived. EK is already being slapped around by his EU seniors. Overall, the situation reminds me of the inauguration of BObama. The situation is extremely parlous and almost all options have been squandered by the outgoing administration, making the task of the incoming administration Sisyphean and bound to disappoint.
Lets face it, folks. He cannot walk on water, despite our hopes and ambitions for him. He has been dealt an impossible hand and in the coming months I will not condemn him for not being a miracle worker nor any of his colleagues.
We are riding the whirlwind now.