Jason OMahony - Irish political blogger, Irish politics, EU politics

Who throws a shoe?

Posted by Jason O on Dec 15, 2008 in Irish Politics

Shoo! Shoo!

What was most impressive about this was President Bush’s reflexes. Not only did he duck, but came right up for more! Here’s an admission: I kinda like George Bush. Wouldn’t vote for the man, but personally, wouldn’t mind sharing a beer with the guy. There. I said it. Don’t have anytime for this extremist nonsense where if you disagree with the guy you have to hate him. We don’t need more hate. What we need, in the words of Burt Bacharach, is love.

Still, am I the only person to think it is odd to hold a press conference in a sauna?


No longer America’s worst president!

Posted by Jason O on Dec 15, 2008 in Just stuff

Sure liked peanuts!

Am currently reading Peter G. Bourne’s excellent “Jimmy Carter” biography. What’s most interesting is the way this guy came out of nowhere to win the Democratic nomination in 1976. And here’s an interesting one: Did you know that, in Georgia, when he ran for governor in 1970, HE was regarded as the more racist of the two candidates? He was even even endorsed by George Wallace in 1976!
Having said that, it should be stated that Carter personally was never a racist. Just his voters!
Good book, and fascinating in the detail as to how Jimmy Who? turned a party on its head.


What The West Wing taught us about politics.

Posted by Jason O on Dec 15, 2008 in Just stuff


A Good PA is worth his/her weight in gold.

Sometimes your opponent’s ideals are as noble as yours.

Most problems can be solved by a good long walking conversation.

There’s a Latin quotation for every occasion.

Voters will let you do the vision thing as long as you deliver on the potholes.

Surround yourself with really smart people, especially if they occasionally get up your nose and disagree with you.

Good rousing theme music never hurt anyone.

Power means occasionally having a big block of cheese in your hallway.

You won’t get everything done. Do what you can.

It’s not the scandal that gets you as much as the cover-up.

Some things are more important than getting re-elected.

Decisions are made by those who show up.

Everybody needs a Leo.

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