Ireland AM: The Sofa of HELL


What’s going at TV3? John Gormley this morning became the latest victim party leader to slide down the Ireland AM couch under intense questioning from co-presenters Mark Cagney and Sinead Desmond.

Cagney and Lacey play a stern ‘bad cop-bad cop’ routine that is becoming pretty effective (See Michael Martin for details) while also bringing the LOLs. To wit:

Mark Cagney: “Unfortunately, John, given what’s happened in the last four years, the public, rightly or wrongly, will not forgive you for that. They see you as part of that so you’re not going to get a chance to implement your policies…. You may very well be right that history will be kind to you but by the time history comes up with that kind verdict on your policies there may no longer be a green party.”

John Gormley: “Well, that’s not true. That is not true.”

Cagney: “You are going to get a kicking in this election. You must know that.”

Gormley: “Yeah but you misunderstand the Green Party. You don’t understand what we’re about. We are about principles. We are about values. We are not about to fold our tent. That’s not going to happen.”

Cagney: “Can I ask you, on a personal level, given the fact that you may very well be out of a job in two weeks’ time, what are you going to do?”

Gormley: “Well I could come in here and present this show. It would be an absolute doddle. I can read that [pointing at the autocue]: ‘The news is next; tensions are rising in Bahrain…’ I can read that no problem. You know? No problem.”

Watch full interview here


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