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 Post subject: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:04 am 
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Apart from the chance of winning a huge salary and pension why do so many spoofers want the chance to lose the election to be president ? This whole charade is bizarre.


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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
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In the case of failed business man Gombeen Gallagher he clearly just wants the nice salary, perks, and pension, for the rest of the clowns who knows, ego trip I suppose

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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:27 am 
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In the case of failed business man Gombeen Gallagher he clearly just wants the nice salary, perks, and pension, for the rest of the clowns who knows, ego trip I suppose


Agreed * 1000


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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
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Three candidates from the same cringey reality TV show -- what's that about? I accidentally overheard an RTE radio program in which the people seeking nomination gave their spiel about what they'd do in office. Most of their ideas had SFA to do with anything the president has influence over. I know they have to ridiculously oversell themselves, but there's a point at which it starts to sound like clueless incompetence. I'm all for getting the leprechaun out of the Áras, but not at any cost.

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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:29 am 
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Three candidates from the same cringey reality TV show -- what's that about? I accidentally overheard an RTE radio program in which the people seeking nomination gave their spiel about what they'd do in office. Most of their ideas had SFA to do with anything the president has influence over. I know they have to ridiculously oversell themselves, but there's a point at which it starts to sound like clueless incompetence. I'm all for getting the leprechaun out of the Áras, but not at any cost.

When in doubt, my vote goes to whoever is likely to cost the least- usually the oldest so we'll be least burdened with their pension.


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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
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Mary Robinson and her enormous ego have a lot to answer for. She started us down on this path away from strict guardian of the constitution.

Mary McAleese for all her bluster couldn't take a leaf out of her Icelandic counterpart's book and ask the government if they knew they what were signing up for when they guaranteed the banks. The Italian president takes it upon himself to act like the adult in the room, (they'll be fucked if a Seano Gallagoni even gets in). McAleese is simply a Fianna Fail hack to the end, as evidenced by her son


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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
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Woohoo another season of X Factor (at taxpayers expense)


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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
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Peter Casey is fairly daft

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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:16 am 
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When in doubt, my vote goes to whoever is likely to cost the least- usually the oldest so we'll be least burdened with their pension.

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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
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slasher wrote:
Mary Robinson and her enormous ego have a lot to answer for. She started us down on this path away from strict guardian of the constitution


Was Patrick Hillery guardian of anything really? Was Lenihan a bullshitter a viable alternative ? Did Robinson and her ego start us down a path really or did her election merely represent a society that was slowly becoming ever more narcissistic and egotistical and wanting in a Self Esteem movement way to "feel good about itself". The crassness of the Celtic Tiger and the various referenda results are all part of the same societal trend towards narcissism.

I suppose one of the candidates could be in with a shout if they behave like a sort of TED talk or airport bookshop motivational book and bangs on constantly about how "great we could be" and "how much potential we have" and how "we've come so far from the past" (aren't we so superior to our backward ancestors!)


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