Thursday, December 08, 2005


Irish politics - D'oh!

This would only happen in Ireland!

Minister for Finance Brian Cowen was compared to cartoon character Homer Simpson as he delivered his Budget in the Dáil.

Fine Gael Finance Spokesman Richard Bruton said Mr Cowen’s announcement made many promises but the Irish people were sceptical of whether those vows would be delivered.

Referring to a quote from Homer Simpson in an episode of the animated series, Mr Bruton said:

"'Making promises makes me a good father’, he [Homer] said, but the worldly wise Lisa said: ‘Keeping promises is what would make you a good father.’

"And that’s the test. Today’s Budget undoubtedly passes the Homer Simpson test of being a good Budget but the Irish people have grown sceptical like Lisa Simpson.

"They want to see their money deliver results and the main result that this Budget has an eye to, unfortunately, is the outcome of the next General Election."

Is this guy for real? Homer Simpson quotes?! If we're going down that route, here's one for Fine Gael's Richard Bruton:

"People can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. Forfty percent of all people know that."

Or better yet, here's a quote from Homer Simpson that sums up our TDs quite well:

"Marge: Homer, the plant called. They said if you don't show up tomorrow don't bother showing up on Monday.
Homer: Woo-hoo! Four-day weekend!"

Who needs Springfield when we have Dáil Éireann?


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