Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ms. Kenny's first day

The 31st Dáil convened at 12:00 yesterday where first order of business was to appoint Sean Barrett as Ceann Comhairle. The members of the house approved the decision but already Shinner Commander Adams tried to cause trouble by suggesting the Ceann Comhairle should be appointed from the opposition - in fairness Adams isn't used to a real parliament coming from one that had to make up rules in order to include everyone.

At 14:00, Enda Kenny was voted in as the 13th [unlucky for some?] Taoiseach . He said he was entering into a covenant with the public and that "Honesty was his only policy" [the five-point plan already a memory then?]. 10 minutes later he left government buildings to travel to Áras an Uachtaráin where he received his seal of office and seal of Government from President Mary McAleese at 14:45.

The new Taoiseach returned to Leinster House to his new office from where he would deliberate his final decisions on his new cabinet before announcing them at 16:45. However it was not until 17:20 that Mr. Kenny returned to the Dáil floor to announce his new cabinet including Eamon Gilmore as Tánaiste & Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Michael Noonan as Minister for Finance and the strange appointment of Alan Shatter as Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence which puts both the Gardaí and the Military under the auspices of the one minister [that happens to have a Captain Kirk fetish].

At 19:55, The house motion to approve the Cabinet nominees was carried. Mr. Kenny adjourned the Dáil until Tuesday and travelled with the Cabinet appointees to Áras an Uachtaráin to receive their seals of office from the president at 21:15.

What will not be in the public accounts however is that before his departure from Áras an Uachtaráin Mr. Kenny was led by the president's aide-de-camp to a secret room where he was introduced to Colonel "Whopper" Creedon of UNETIDA. The U.S. Marine officer explained Ireland's past, present and future commitments to the agency as well as revealing facts about Extra Terrestrials to the Taoiseach that few outside the organisation know.

The main newsworthy headline around here tonight however is that The New York Times published an article to inform readers that Enda Kenny had been sworn in as Taoiseach. The article however made a number of references to "Ms. Kenny" while informing readers of the latest Irish political news. It wasn't long however before the paper issued a profuse apology and a correction. Perhaps they shouldn't have been so hasty because Mr. Kenny is due to meet [and most likely to be arse raped by] the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso this evening in Brussels as he begins his campaign to re-negotiate the terms of the EU/IMF bailout, so we'll see if he actually does have balls.


Civilian Overseer said...

I'd just like to take this opportunity to state that it is not right to say that former Taoiseach Brian Cowen is a stupid incompetent who blinded by greed, ran both his country and party into the ground.

Anyone who thinks this, is completely and utterly wrong. I urge you to think again because you have seriously misjudged this man.

No the hard and difficult truth to accept is that Brian Cowen is an extremely intelligent and cunning individual.

Have you seen the size of the payout and state pension the fucker is walking away with?.

He came, he saw, he bankrupted us and the Irish people are still paying the fucker for the privilege.

That's one smart fucker.

Dahar Master said...

if because of party affilaiations you cannot respect the man, YOU SHOULD RESPECT THE OFFICE

Civilian Overseer said...

Dahar, really, please don't try and put your words in my mouth or anything else for that matter.

Now you really did ask for this.

Respect the office if not the man?, I have tremendous respect for the office, the former holder and the incumbent. I just firmly believe that the Irish people should come before the office and whoever the office holder is. Both are subservient to the people not as you would have it, the other way round. See what I did there?, I set up your position and used my big boy voice to do it to boot. No childish capslocks pour moi. ;)

I've done nothing but express my respect and admiration for Brian Cowen, I believe I'm on record as saying he is very intelligent and cunning. If I as a private sector worker had used my employers funds to bailout my golfing buddies like Biffo did well then I would be serving time for fraud and corruption. Not so Mr.C, indeed he has gone off to a standing ovation in the Dáil and a nice settlement package. No doubt in the future he will be appointed to the boards of companies owned by the various fatcats he rescued at our expense. That takes a special kind of brilliance, I just wish Herr Cowen had used his genius for the good of the Irish people. Instead of their detriment.

One more thing, Dahar, the next time you intend to engage in a battle of wits, please be more than half prepared.

Dahar Master said...

excuse me i was aiming my comment at the colonel, i just feel that ol biffo stumbled into and out of office, i had no intention of starting any war of words

Civilian Overseer said...

Hmmm, steps back and sheaths Knife Bright Insight and Razor Sharp Wit. Damn Dahar maybe you should consider addressing your comments, someone could get hurt. Extends broken paw of friendship.

Civilian Overseer said...

Kinda left me hanging there Dahar, ..... lowers token of friendship, takes out the list, that's Dahar Master?, capital D, capital M, don't want hurt any innocents come the revolution.cultr