Monday, February 28, 2011
Doing an 'Enda Kenny'
Whatever your opinion on him, Enda Kenny's journey to the point of being crowned Ireland's prime minister is a shining example of the fruits of dogged determination and steadfastness.
Thirty six long years in the Dail: the bulk of these spent in the back benches, criticism from all angles for lack of charisma and grasp of matters economic, efforts by his own party to dethrone him - a few years ago, Enda Kenny's chances of sitting in the Prime Minister's chair appeared slim.
As we all wait with baited breath for a resurgence of hope and try to put aside the doubts that ruminate in the mind - such as "Will a new government really make any difference?"- the hottest new expression has to be "Doing an Enda Kenny."
No matter how long or short his tenure as Prime Minister, Mr Kenny's victory in the face of abundant obstacles gives this writer her own blast of motivation and glimmer of hope.
Maybe, just maybe, if I too keep battling on, stay doggedly foccussed, I will one day, reach my longed for goal and finish that goddamn novel.