Lenihan will be rightly vilified by generations to come as should this parasite and her poor simpleton of a husband.
yeah, I know I certainly place a lot of blame on lenihan.
But, only recently when watching Yes Minister, I was reminded of how incompetent Ministers could be,
and really when you think about it, if something went wrong at the Ministry for Administrative Affairs,
you knew that Sir Humphrey would know a hell more about it than Jim Hacker.
So, the screw-up at the Department of Finance, do I blame Lenihan or Kevin Cardiff?
I'm inclined to blame Kevin Cardiff more, Lenihan a solicitor to me, seemed to be way out of his depth in a Financial brief.
A bit like an economist in a legal brief such as the Department of justice and Law Reform
Lenihan went to McWilliams for advice - someone outside the Department of Finance,
he got PWC I think it was, to look over Anglo's accounts before committing himself to guaranteeing their liabilities,
he got rid of Patrick Neary and put someone from outside the Department of Finance in the Irish Central Bank,
the fact that apparently, according to the media, he flew to central Europe on his own for help rather than with the support from the Department of Finance officials (Am I looking at another situation like Mick Collins going to bargain with the UK - a boy to do a man's job - i really believe that slimy wanker Ahern would have got better terms.)
Lenihan was blameable but maybe not totally blameable.
The truth is I don't know, maybe none of the above actions amount to anything.
For me though, no-one is more blameable than Patrick Neary,
although its a close contest between himself and Brian Cowen,
a gobshite that was still negotiating a national pay deal with pay rises at the same time that the country was collapsing.
The thing is, did Brian Lenihan not negotiate this so-called 5-year budgetary plan with Europe,
one which, on getting into power, the opposition did not rip and start again,
but actually chose to follow it - and then claim credit when they left the bailout.
Roc, if we had a organization like the FDIC in the US, where banks could be closed one day, and money transferred to other banks by the next working day, I would feel more confident in condeming Lenihan.
This is a country where our civil servants couldn't set up Suzie to dispense college maintenance grants efficiently,
do I want them transferring funds from one closed bank to another strong bank - if we had a strong bank.
I would have to have experienced the situation in Cyprus first-hand,
where families were left with no access to funds for a few days before i can really judge the rights and wrongs.
I think the incompetence is ingrained in our government for the past 20 years,
just look at the Minister responsible for FAS spending 1 billion a year at a time of full employment and never thinking something was wrong!
I could go on and on, citing instances of stupidity in our governments.
For me, this whole crisis began the day the Irish Government abolished the household property tax in the 1990s - so lets hope history remembers that person and the devastation they have caused to the property market ever since.