Bertie’s Unkindest Cut of All Blame Us For Anything At All, except Trimble

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Washington, D.C. November 20, 2002 —Taoiseach Bertie Ahern enjoys

broad support among Irish-Americans, and that is why they will be

really taken aback by his statement trying to explain away David

Trimble’s latest sectarian, anti-Catholic and anti-Irish outburst.

Mr. Ahern had said the views of some Irish-Americans ” acted as a

wind-up” for Trimble.

” I have deep respect for The Taoiseach for his great work on the

peace-process “, said Fr. Sean Mc Manus, president of the Capitol

Hill-based Irish National Caucus, ” and over the years

Irish-Americans have often been scape-goated. But Bertie you can

blame us for anything, anything at all, but please do not make us

responsible for David Trimble.That is the unkindest cut of all.And it

is a responsibility not even the most generous, long-suffering

Irish-American could possibly bear”.

Last updated on: Sunday, November 14, 2004