From ‘The Sunday Tribune’ newspaper , 2 March 2008 , page 19 (Michael Clifford’s column) –
” The same minister (Dermot Ahern , State minister for foreign affairs) gave us an insight last week into the mentality that we had been led to believe * had departed Fianna Fail – ” Charles Haughey was a great politician , ” he said on Thursday (28 February 2008) . When asked whether Haughey had been corrupt , Ahern replied : ” No , he wasn’t .” “
” Not corrupt” ! But of course one Fianna Fail mobster would say that about another : in the eyes of that particular ‘family’ , the only crime is in being caught!
As Oscar Wilde put it – ” In all unimportant matters , style , not sincerity , is the essential . In all important matters , style , not sincerity , is the essential.” For “style” , read ‘spin’ .
(* Who had been led to believe?)