As the first counts come in from across the country it seems like The League Of Bertie is in a very strong position, with many transfers left to play. A FF majority could even be a possibility with the aging geeks seeping out in their droves yesterday. Rock The Vote TM? Ahem... If the possibility of another five years of Bertie depresses you then read the following list posted on www.irishelections.com by politicalthicko:
For those hoping for a change in government, something quite fashionable in other democracies, there are still many reasons to be cheerful.
Here’s my top 10
1 – PDs wiped out.
2 – Fianna Fail can’t survive the death of the sun.
So within 4 billion years we can expect a change of government. Unfortunately the human race won’t exist, but this will come as a relief to the other intelligent races in the universe.
3 – PDs wiped out.
4 – We won’t have to listen to Enda talking about babies getting rashes in the middle of the night anymore.
5 – PDs wiped out.
6 – Our Taoiseach up in front of the Mahon tribunal.
A proud moment for us all.
7 – PDs wiped out.
8 – Willie O’Dea’s moustache to be granted Grade 1 monument status.
9 - PDs wiped out.
10 – Mary Lou can continue to represent us with intelligence, competence and insight in Europe. Because that means she’ll be outside the country. Hurray!