Quote of the week..

Rep. Jim Walsh, Chair of Friends of Ireland, after a meeting with Mitchel Reiss: “Every promise that Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness has made to us they’ve kept.”

Hat tip to Richard!

  • PONeill

    Jim Walsh (Walsh visa program) and Peter King are Senators well known to be pro Sinn Fein. Both have openly walked down many streets with Gerry Adams and others.
    I know that Jim Walsh is the President of the AOH in the US, a group which regularly is associated with Sinn Fein fundraising. Both senators rely on a big Irish American vote in their constituencies.
    Peace is the goal, I believe, for these senators and they see a strong connection with Sinn Fein as vital to attain that. However, they cannot hold Sinn Fein’s hand forever. If Sinn Fein remain wedded to the IRA and are proven to be active then Sinn Fein will irreparably damage their US links.

  • ulsterman

    Probably included a promise to give him a share of the 26 million.

    I would not believe anything Republicans said. For years they have led everyone a merry dance. The DUP were not fooled. In the upcoming elections the new masters of Ulster will be well rewarded.

    Oh glory days are here again.

    The Union is secure.

    God Save The Queen.

  • Vera

    “Jim Walsh (Walsh visa program) and Peter King are Senators”

    Neither one of them are senators.

    “I would not believe anything Republicans said. For years they have led everyone a merry dance.”

    The first thing you’ve ever said that (inadvertently) makes sense! The GOP are indeed a bunch of liars!

  • James

    How many times does it have to be repeated, guys?

    It’s business as usual.

    It alway was.

  • Jimmy Sands

    Senator McCain I think once quipped the Gerry Adams was the only republican ever to get the support of Pete King.

    The best indicator of how much progress Washington anticipates must surely be the fact that Reiss is going back to the day job.

  • Vera

    “Senator McCain I think once quipped the Gerry Adams was the only republican ever to get the support of Pete King.”

    Wait, are we talking about the same Peter King? Congressman from New York’s Third District? Because, if so, he is (ironically) a Republican himself.

  • James

    Time for an additional news flash Sluggiepoos (cross their palms with silver to read):

    Riess is no longer with our State Department but has returned to his old college job as a law professor.

    He will continue as Bush’s envoy for the time being.

    Getting that marginal feeling?

  • Jimmy Sands

    Vera,

    That was McCain’s point.

  • Jimmy Sands

    Here’s the full quote,

    As far as Rep. [Peter] King’s [R-N.Y.] opinions are concerned, I could hardly care less what his opinion of me is or what motives he attributes to my support for campaign finance reform. His accusation of grandstanding is laughable given that there is little in Mr. King’s singularly unimpressive legislative record to suggest that he is motivated by anything other than a compulsion to utter provocative sound bites.

    I have never met a single other Republican who felt that Mr. King spoke for the party or for any Republican other than himself. Indeed, the only ‘Republican’ organization I have ever noticed Mr. King represent is the Irish Republican Army.

  • Vera

    Jimmy,
    Ah, ok, thanks.

    It’s still pretty ironic coming from McCain, though, who ain’t exactly in the mainstream of the GOP himself.