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Common? You're pulling our legs! Murphy's Law.

BERTIE Ahern's "common man"

image has taken a severe battering in recent times.

Firstly, there was the infamous canary-coloured trousers, so at odds with his usual long macintosh.

Then there was the tribunal revelations about digouts, suitcases of banknotes and houses given as gifts or bought with party cash.

Not to mention the millionaire daughters. None of that was very common at all.

Murphy thought falling down the stairs and breaking his leg might help restore Bertie's average man image.

Now Murphy's spies are everywhere and one spotted Bertie leaving in his garda driven State funded Merc the Mater Hospital, where he had been was rushed straight through the waiting area into a treatment room.

No waiting on trolleys for Bertie.

Oh and it happened to be the Mater PRIVATE.

As my spy says: "I happened to be passing the Mater Private Hospital on Lower Eccles Street at the very moment Mr Ahern, in pinstriped suit but with his leg in plaster, was wheelchair-borne from the building to the waiting State car.

He looked distinctly self-conscious and I quickly averted my eyes."

And then my witness asked: "Why wasn't the so-called common man from Drumcondra looked after in the Mater's A&E department?"

What? Queue up with the public for a Iar-Taoiseach?

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 26, 2008
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