The chosen few

I was just poking around in my Spam folder and I came across an email.

It was from one of my local gubmint representatives.  He writes on a fairly regular basis, and must have got my address from one of the abusive mails I am in the habit of sending.

I actually feel quite sorry for him.  He is full of youthful enthusiasm and seems to be incredibly naive.  Either that or he is just another duplicitous mendacious cunt?

Apparently he has been "chosen" to run for the European elections –

I have been asked by the Taoiseach to allow my name go forward as a Fine Gael candidate for the Ireland South constituency in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament.

OK.  So I can add him to the list I won't be voting for.  That's easy enough as I won't be voting for any of 'em.

But then comes the part where I cant decide whether he is just an innocent twat or a devious cunt –

However, it is clear to me that Ireland needs to send its strongest possible team to Brussels to advocate on its behalf this May. The EU is the single most important source of funding, support and assistance that Ireland has. We need to send constructive, pragmatic MEPs who will continue to advance the interests of Ireland at every level of the EU. I believe that I can play my part in continuing to improve relationships with our key European partners and to ensure that the people of Wicklow and Ireland South have a strong voice working on their behalf in Brussels.

Is this bloke serious?  Does he seriously think that he will have any more influence on Brussels than a spider on the ceiling? 

One thing he needs to learn to start with – he says that the EU is the single most important source of funding, support and assistance that Ireland has?  No, no, no, NO.  It's the other way around.  Ireland is one of most important sources of funding, support and assistance that the EU has, with strong emphasis on the funding.

It is the greatest honour of my life to have been elected to Dáil Éireann by the people of Wicklow-East Carlow in February 2011. Since then, I have sought to represent their views, thoughts, concerns and hopes to the very best of my ability. I will continue to do so. I am a proud Wicklow man and will continue to travel tirelessly across our county over the coming weeks to meet as many people as possible and to hear their stories. I will be asking the people of Wicklow to place their trust in me for a second time this May and to send a local MEP to Europe to work on their behalf.

Hold on there a minute, Sunshine!  You never represented my views, thoughts or concerns.  Not one of 'em.  You continued to roll over as the EU flooded us with petty rules and regulations, which makes me wonder if you can't control them in your home turf, how the fuck are you going to control 'em when you are swamped in the cesspits of Brussels?

And you never called to my little corner of Wicklow.  I know because I would see the blood stains on the front driveway.

Enthusiastic naivety or a devious grasping cunt?

I'll let you have the vote.

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The chosen few — 8 Comments

  1. He's going to evolve into a DGC if he stays in politics for any length of time, so you might as well assume that he's already achieved that status.


    Once he was elected the first time, any empathy that he might have had will have been removed by chainsaw. As a result it doesn't matter what you think of him because he can't understand.

  2. "Enthusiastic naivety or a devious grasping cunt?"

    The latter I'm afraid, its genetic for the politico's, its the only thing they know, getting the most for the least amount of effort. Fucking arseholes the lot of em.

    Angry of Rochdale……….

  3. So Si has been asked to 'allow' his name to go forwards. Bully for him.

    Seems he wasn't the first choice

    "the preferred choice among many within the Fine Gael leadership following the surprise decision by former Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) chief John Bryan to withdraw his name from the running earlier this month."

    Nor it seems second, third, fourth, fifth, six or even seventh.
    "But several other potential candidates ruled themselves out, including government chief whip Paul Kehoe. Waterford TD John Deasy, Carlow-Kilkenny deputy John-Paul Phelan, Senator Michael D’Arcy and Harris’s constituency colleague Andrew Doyle."

    Dear god is there no fire in Irish bellies these days, present company excepted of course.


  4. Grandad, he sounds sincere.  That doesn't mean he is but he has a good writer.  I have to bring up Lou Barletta who is my congressman in our House of Representatives in Washington.  He IS a good man who fights for me and my rights and that's a rare thing in Washington DC.

  5. I see the hills of Wicklow are still alive with the sounds of music, gunshots and tourists's dying screams.

    He'll be a cunt alright Grandad. If he is claiming he will have any influence at all in Brussels he is generally leering at you through his own hoop.



    • Welcome back, Cap'n!  Still here.  A little bit older, a little bit wiser and one hell of a lot fucking angrier!

  6. If all those others have decided to pull out there must be a reason. Probably because it will jeopardize their political prospects and/or their E.U. lifetime 'thieved off the citizens' pensions. I suspect he is being side lined politically, if he is in Brussels he can't go poking his nose into places in Irish politics where he is not wanted, at the moment, giving him the benefit of the doubt, he is too honest for the banana republic politics of Ireland.

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