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Miggeldy round 2

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GrainneWail Tue 10-Jul-18 15:46:13

Any thoughts on the man who would not run for a second term putting himself forward again? I'm annoyed. If he'd been honest first time round I wouldn't be, but he's always set himself as being apart from the craven political class. While I never really believed it, I'm disappointed to have it proven.

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DrMantisToboggan Tue 10-Jul-18 15:50:12

Have you never changed your mind about something you said 7 years ago?

I think he’s been an outstanding president and I’m delighted he’s running again. I don’t think it’s about being politically craven, I think he is doing an exceptional job of public service.

GrainneWail Tue 10-Jul-18 15:58:04

I've changed my mind many times in 7 years but I don't know why he couldn't have been honest in the first place that he would be open to it. Not that he would or wouldn't stand but that he'd decide at the time, that time being now.

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honeyrider Tue 10-Jul-18 18:00:19

Well it's yet another example of not being a man of his word, he's a hypocrite - a real champagne socialist. I don't like him and I do not think he's a patch on Mary McAleese.

I cannot see anyone beating him but at least Miriam's ruled herself out of it but more than likely she knows he'll get elected again.

beanaseireann Wed 11-Jul-18 20:45:34

honeyrider I absolutely agree with you re '...champagne socialist'
He and the wife are revelling in the 'adoration'.
Why didn't he do more for the ordinary people during the recession ?
Bang a few heads together ?
He's on a cushy number and he has the Dail and Ministerial pensions.
Personally I didn't vote for him and wouldn't again.
Pompous ............
We don't want a coronation ( nor an election to be honest).

honeyrider Thu 12-Jul-18 01:09:37

His fawning tribute in praise of Castro when he died was disgraceful.

MiggledyHiggins Fri 13-Jul-18 15:31:50

I am, of course, delighted to be seeking a second term.


honeyrider Fri 13-Jul-18 17:37:43

I am, of course, delighted to be seeking a second term.


noseoftralee Mon 16-Jul-18 23:04:47

My vote is yours Miggledy 😂

MiggledyHiggins Thu 19-Jul-18 22:32:16

thank you. Feel free to pop around to the Áras any time. Sabina makes deadly scones.

GrainneWail Thu 19-Jul-18 23:38:16

Miggeldy, how about you swap with Sabina? She's a woman I could get firmly behind if she ran. And I'm sure you could charm a great rise out of a soda loaf.

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MiggledyHiggins Fri 20-Jul-18 12:19:46


I could get on board with being a First Gentleman. It would give me more time with the doggies and my poetry.

And I'd much prefer to hang out with Melania anyway rather than Trump should they visit. I've no doubt Sabina would soften his cough with the threat of the wooden spoon if he was up to any shenanigans and meddling in Irish politics.

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