A Little Statesmanship

We should all look to the Irish parliament (the Oireachtas in Gaelic) to see what a modicum of statesmanship looks like. The Irish Fianna Faill party is going to lose the next election largely because they didn’t stop the credit crisis from swamping the Irish economy. But, now that they are on the way out, they are at least trying to do what they think is right for the Irish state they were all elected to serve. Besides the simple fact that a lot of those parliamentarians will be back after the election, the party seems to feel a duty to the state and the population to try to mitigate the disaster that has unfolded on their watch. Read more