Coalition of the dammed kills notion of credibility

WHEN Genghis Khan defeated his rival and friend Jamuka, to establish supremacy over the Mongol empire, two of Jamuka’s generals captured him and took him to Kahn for a reward.

Kahn offered his friend freedom, and had the generals killed for disloyalty.

This episode came to mind as I watched Paul Gogerty TD, boast of how he had visited Lucan Garda station to report Ivor Callely to the gardaí for alleged fraud.

Isn’t Mr Gogerty joining the Fianna Fáil mob as they round on one of their own just a tad hypocritical? When you consider what Mr Gogerty could have reported to gardaí, he might not have completed his statement until May 2012.

He could have reported his government partners for not pursuing Bertie Ahern after his “explanations” for how he managed his financial affairs came to light. Perhaps he could have reported the whole government for not holding anyone to account for Anglo Irish Bank debacle.

Instead, we have to watch Mr Gogerty join in the kicking about of Callely, whose misfortune was to have fallen out with the current party leader, who, ordinarily, would extend the cloak of blanket “political loyalty” and protection to his friends, irrespective of the facts reigning down on them.

Remember the sterling defence of John O’Donoghue when his expenses claims were under scrutiny? Where was the Fianna Fáil/Green party lynch mob then?

I wonder how I would be greeted by Lucan gardaí if I went to report this coalition of the damned for murdering the notion of credibility.

Declan Doyle



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