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national | irish social forum | opinion/analysis Tuesday June 20, 2006 00:34 by Liam Mullen - Freelance Journalist
In delivering a resounding eulogy to his former mentor and “boss”, the late Taoiseach Charles J. Haughey, the current Taoiseach Bertie Ahern showed true compassion and tenacity in speaking warmly about CJ Haughey, but the question must be asked: Has Bertie Ahern and his top henchmen lost the plot?
The Taoiseach recently questioned poll findings that showed the Fianna Fail and Progressive Democrat coalition slipping in favour of a Fine Gael/Labour coalition, and he expressed surprise given that the FF/PD enjoyed higher poll ratings at the beginning of the year. In coming out so strongly for Charley, Ahern has displayed a political naivety that borders on the incredible and that may yet resound on his head.