One of the greatest mysteries of Irish political life is how Enda Kenny is still leader of Fine Gael.
His performance in poll after poll is pathetic and the reason is obvious, he’s a nice man but a completely ineffective politician. The last thing Ireland needs at this time is a ‘nice man’, what’s needed is a courageous, visionary, kick-assing son of a bitch with one focus – the best interests of the Irish people.
It’s an important issue because the leader of Fine Gael is likely to be the next Taoiseach. Richard Bruton’s name has got a lot of mention but unfortunately he’s also a nice man. Asked recently if he thought Brian Lenihan should resign Bruton meekly replied in the negative. No, Richard is a good accountant but he’s lacks the political killer touch.
Lucinda Creighton is a constant and capable party representative but is far too conservative in her views to be an effective leader at this time. James Reilly is also high profile and certainly very passionate in his views but he needs to come clean about the disgraceful deal he negotiated for his fellow doctors some years ago. All he has to do is admit it was dishonest and that would be the end of it.
I think Leo Varadkar is about the best man for the job as leader of Fine Gael and ultimately the country. He’s articulate, passionate and not afraid to step on delicate toes. Ok, he has had a tendency to put his foot in it from time to time but I’m sure with experience and good advice that could be sorted. Time for a coup in Fine Gael methinks.