Re: Maidir Le: Brian Lenihan's legacy
+1. Lenihan's continuing as MOF after the cancer story broke had a real whiff of 'hit me now with me babby in me arms' about it. Also, given the circumstances, no other FF bigwig would have wanted the job, so Lenny was the perfect expedient. And I betcha now once he's cold in the grave a couple of weeks he'll become the perfect scapegoat for all of FF's failings over that period in govt. He'll get blamed for everything and better still, he'll be in no position to answer back.
Originally Posted by FIVE
That said, I do offer my sympathies to his family, particularly his children, as I can empathise with their current plight - I too lost one of my parents while still a teenager, and it really does hurt. That experience does mark you for life, and though time is a great healer you can still find yourself crying over your parent's untimely death many years later.
"It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world here, in our hearts."
— Buenaventura Durruti