Gay Mitchell: Gallagher isn’t applying for the right job
Presidential candidate Gay Mitchell has today swung handbags at his fellow candidate Sean Gallagher after saying he is applying for the wrong job.
The comment was made during an interview with RTÉ radio this morning. Mitchell was asked his feelings on the most recent opinion poll that shows a strong rise in support for Gallagher and a slight decline in support for Mitchell leaving him at 8 per cent. Mitchell dismissed the poll result, stating that volatility was the “guiding principle in these polls”.
He then said Gallagher seems to be applying for the job of Minister for Jobs and Innovation rather than that of president. Sounds as if someone is jealous of the dragon that’s leading the race, and we’re not talking about Mary Davis.
“Seán Gallagher is not going to be Minister for Innovation and jobs. That is the problem. The job is a different job to the one Sean is applying for. This is a political job.”
“The role the president can play is one of influence, to help bring about that confidence in the country. My reason for going for president is that I have vast experience as a politician.”
Mitchell says that the people are looking for “someone with experience,” not someone who would be “learning on the job”. Mitchell seems to be getting worried and he should, as Gallagher is the ‘inexperienced’ baby of the race at the ripe young age of 49.