Bertie's full of "hope"..

Speaking at University College, Dublin a couple of days ago, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, seemingly ignoring history, had this to say on awaiting the result of the internal consultation of the Provisional Movement – “I hope it is positive, I hope it is conclusive and I hope there is no ambiguity about it”. Hmmm.. Bertie still seems to think there will be a point when, as Seamus Heaney put it, “hope and history rhyme”..