Thursday, June 19, 2008

Why are the media ignoring the lack of a plan 'B'?

It's nearly a week after the referendum and it's taken until now for someone, somewhere to state the blindingly obvious - A 'No' vote was always a possible outcome and for the political classes to say they didn't anticipate it is just unacceptable.

I sent a letter to the IT on this but they didn't publish - presumably because watching the pro- and anti- sides beat each other up is much more fun than pointing out that the nations entire political and media elite failed to see this coming....

If Mr. Cowen really doesn't know what to do in the face of this entirely predictable crisis he might want to reconsider his career as a political leader. His public pronouncement that he has no idea has made the situation much, much worse by handing the political initiative to a freak show of nineteenth century nationalists, single issue obsessives and other unelectables. If this is the quality of leadership we can expect in the face of a predictable event what can we expect when faced with a real crisis such as a flu pandemic?

No comments: