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 General Election in 2009? Paddy Power Obviously Thinks So

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PostSubject: Re: General Election in 2009? Paddy Power Obviously Thinks So   Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:00 am

Auditor #9 wrote:
Does FG want the job ?

I would think they and Labour would. People don't go into politics not believing that they could be a good government. And frankly, could anyone really be worse?

Yes times are very difficult. And yes if FG and Labour were acting on self-interest they would not want the job. But both those parties, going by what they say in the media, genuinely believe they could do the job well and it is not in the country's interest to let the current incompetent shower remain in office a day longer.
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PostSubject: Re: General Election in 2009? Paddy Power Obviously Thinks So   Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:57 pm

Papal_knight Two wrote:
People don't go into politics not believing that they could be a good government
True, and personally I'd have difficulty supporting a party that passes on the opportunity to enter government because of who they'd have to be in coalition with.
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PostSubject: Re: General Election in 2009? Paddy Power Obviously Thinks So   Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:24 pm

eoinmn wrote:
Papal_knight Two wrote:
People don't go into politics not believing that they could be a good government
True, and personally I'd have difficulty supporting a party that passes on the opportunity to enter government because of who they'd have to be in coalition with.
So, when John Gormley made his notorious "Planet Bertie" speech in Galway, did you object at the time?

And why did the Greens pass on the opportunity of entering government in 2002 when they also had 6 TDs?
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PostSubject: Re: General Election in 2009? Paddy Power Obviously Thinks So   Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:58 pm

soubresauts wrote:
eoinmn wrote:
Papal_knight Two wrote:
People don't go into politics not believing that they could be a good government
True, and personally I'd have difficulty supporting a party that passes on the opportunity to enter government because of who they'd have to be in coalition with.
So, when John Gormley made his notorious "Planet Bertie" speech in Galway, did you object at the time?
He or Sargent didn't completely rule out coalition with FF so I was happy with that.

soubresauts wrote:
And why did the Greens pass on the opportunity of entering government in 2002 when they also had 6 TDs?
Were they approached by FF and PDs? If they were then they should have taken the oppurtunity.
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PostSubject: Re: General Election in 2009? Paddy Power Obviously Thinks So   Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:01 pm

eoinmn wrote:
soubresauts wrote:
eoinmn wrote:
Papal_knight Two wrote:
People don't go into politics not believing that they could be a good government
True, and personally I'd have difficulty supporting a party that passes on the opportunity to enter government because of who they'd have to be in coalition with.
So, when John Gormley made his notorious "Planet Bertie" speech in Galway, did you object at the time?
He or Sargent didn't completely rule out coalition with FF so I was happy with that.

soubresauts wrote:
And why did the Greens pass on the opportunity of entering government in 2002 when they also had 6 TDs?
Were they approached by FF and PDs? If they were then they should have taken the oppurtunity.
No they weren't approached, so they passed on a non-opportunity, probably a very sensible course of action in the circumstances.
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