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The Greens: A date with a lampost in Ranelagh?

Posted by Jason O on Feb 16, 2011 in Election 2011, Irish Politics

The Greens: Another small team of specialists blamed for a crime they didn't commit?

The Greens: Another small team of specialists blamed for a crime they didn't commit?

Just as their heads slip under quicksand for the third time, I wonder, are the Greens about to grab a low lying branch? As Fine Gael race towards their date with destiny with all the speed of a Waffen SS panzer division hurtling down a northern French road on a balmy 1940 day,  is it possible that a clutch of liberal middle-of-the-road voters may decide that the Kenny Krieg might need an emergency handbrake welded on the side, and so might give the doomed Greens a repreive? Having been blooded by the rascals of Fianna Fail, could a small elite Green special forces unit be just the ticket to curb the stiff right arm excesses of the all conquering blues?

It’s a long shot, but maybe it’s time once again for a tiny party’s leader to head to the Ranelagh Triangle with a “Single Party Government? No Thanks!” poster under his arm. 

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