Tuesday, July 19, 2005


Lots of people upset about cronyism thanks to the appointment of Celia Larkin to the board of a government agency. {Celia Larkin is Bertie Ahern's former 'partner' for those who don't know.}

Cronyism is what you get with government run agencies, companies, hospitals & schools. If the other parties were promising a drastic reduction in the number of government run bodies, I'd take their criticisms seriously, but all they're really annoyed about is that they're not in control of dispensing the spoils. And, all those who I heard moaning on the radio are accomplishing just that: they're moaning. They're not actually questioning a system that leaves so many of these posts in the hands of elected officials.