So. Applications now being sought for the nama board. 7 spots available for the minister to fill. Whom would you put there? My picks…
Morgan Kelly ; to keep them grounded
Shane Ross ; to persecute the banks
Gene Kerrigan ; for social conscience
Donie Cassidy ; for balance…
Mick Wallace ; for sense on building
Peter Matthews ; to ferret out assets
Henk van der Kamp; to get a sense of planning…
Elizabeth Warren: knows a little about banking oversight
Michael O’Leary: gets things done and keeps costs down
Shane Ross: for the same reasons as already given
George Lee: as the token ‘politico’, it might as well be someone who knows what they’re doing
Eddie Hobbs: as the voice of the “man on the street”
Warren Buffett: as the voice of commerce.
Seanie Fitzpatrick - knows about banking
John Hurley - knows how to keep the banks in line
Pat Neary - ensure that the process is regulated properly
Liam Carroll - knows about developing
Bertie Aherne - has political connections
Tom Parlon - can turn himself to support anything (as long as he is being paid)
Michael Lynn - legal advice on property matters.
Anne Frank - expert in shoebox sized properties.
Buffy - vampire slayer, bound to be a popular choice with the garlic sucking minister.
Mr T - collections.
Joe Duffy - empathy.
Dr Who - timelord, needed to figure out long term economic value.
Shakira - to deliver committee updates, her hips don’t lie.
Jim Corr - to make sure the others aren’t part of an alien conspiracy.
I’d start with:
Fuinneog ar Oscailt
(room for a few more volunteers here)
Then throw in:
Brendan from FantasizeAboutProperty.com
Ciarán Maguire of Cape Verde fame
I’m thinking of a large locked cage type of venue, with a variety of blunt weapons available. Board meetings every Friday night on pay-per-view. A solid beating followed by a short and sharp review of outstanding loans when all the morons are unconscious.
The board would also have the power to compel parties to appear before them in the cage.
Might make enough on pay-per-view to cover a tiny fraction of the annual legal bill.
PS Oilman, I think John Bonham should be there or thereabouts in your lineup…