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Irish Times/MRBI poll: were the public even at the same gig?

The latest Irish Times/MRBI poll, which shows support for Fianna Fail up three to 24%, is utterly baffling to me. That almost a quarter of the population would consider the bind this country finds itself itself in, observe the quality of leadership we’ve had for 21 of the last 23 years and think ‘Yep, more of the same please…’ Well, there’s only one possible explanation: The country, or a significant portion of it at least, is suffering from political Stockholm Syndrome. Somewhere between a fifth and a quarter of us are so institutionalised, so inured to this level of contempt from our elected leaders that we would still vote Fianna Fail even if Elmo was in charge. If Viv Nicholson was in finance. Harold Shipman in heath.

Come on, select your own Fianna Fail fantasy front bench – it’ll cheer you up!

September 30th, 2010.

16 Responses to “Irish Times/MRBI poll: were the public even at the same gig?”

  1. jax Says:

    Conor Lenihan for Science Minister… oh sorry. Yeah.

  2. Seán Says:

    Who do you vote for if you think the country needs savage spending cuts?

  3. Pedro Says:

    I’d vote for David Miliband seeing as he is not going to play a part in the shadow cabinet.
    We should see if he wants to take the reigns here.

  4. CrazyForker Says:

    If FF started killing pups and kids in the mornign they would still get 25% of the vote, because theyre great at going to funerals and the best in the country at running ponzi schemes.

  5. jax Says:

    Mary Harney minister for health is pretty funny too.

  6. CrazyForker Says:

    Mary “Albert Einsteins Theroy of Evolution” Coughlan for Minister of Education again

  7. ellie Says:

    Rumpelstiltskin as minister for keeping secrets.

  8. graham Says:

    Minister for Diplomacy… King Kong

  9. Eoin Says:

    @ Sean – I’d imagine whoever comes into power next will impose cuts, even Labour.

    @ Pedro – Can’t imagine David Miliband cutting a deal with Jackie Healy Rae, can you?

  10. Peppe Says:

    If Sadamm Hussein was still alive Id make him “Minister for cruel and unusual punishments with special responsibility for financial regulators, Senior bankers and FF”

  11. ponyo Says:

    Ray Darcy for Taoiseach

  12. CrazyForker Says:

    Eoin Butler for Taoiseach…hes never put a foot wrong

  13. EoinC Says:

    Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year, and eh… Taoiseach

  14. huss Says:

    Charles Manson for education minister

  15. Seán Says:

    @Eoin who will cut most, though…

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