This weeks winner singlehandedly represents everything that is wrong with modern Irish politics.
Jackie Healy Rae is an independent TD for South Kerry. He is supposed to be the voice representing the people of Kerry in national affairs. Is he though? Is he fuck!
This country is crawling with parish pump politicians, whose only concern is getting re-elected and therefore spend their entire time fixing local issues that are the responsibility of the local authorities. JHR is proud of the fact that South Kerry probably has the best roads in the province, as he extracted vast sums from the government in return for the promise of his vote.
JHR doesn’t give a flying fuck about national issues. What he cares about is keeping his six-figure salary [plus very generous expenses]. What he cares about is being a ‘cute hoor’ who sits in the pub getting free pints from everyone in return for promises of favours. He comes across as a thick red-neck culchie, but he knows which side his bread is buttered on.
On a couple of occasions, he held the power to bring our fiasco of a government down. In particular, he voted in favour of NAMA, which is a scheme pumping thirty billion into a failed private bank which singlehandedly caused our financial crisis. Yes – that’s €30,000,000,000 of our money, when we can’t afford teachers, care for the elderly, the infirm or the disabled.
This little fuck had one glorious opportunity to do the right thing, but did he do it? No. Why? Because that would have been the end of the gravy train, and the hassle of having to go forward for another election.
The sight of JHR has always set my boots twitching, but lately, like the little turd that he is, he has floated to the top of my cesspool. In fact, I don’t think he needs a kicking. Slow drowning on a slurry tank would be far more satisfying and appropriate.
Jackie Healy Rae claims he has no power.
This fine specimen of manhood is a national politician. This Adonis represents us on the International stage.
God help us all.