Tis surely hard to find anything nice to say about our government at the moment. Just as disheartening is the state of the opposition which offers no hope through change. As much as the economic system is broken, we surely cannot ignore the state of the Irish political system. The number of financial irregularities emerging on a day to day basis shows a government completely out of touch with how business is being conducted in this country nevermind internationally. Minister Lenihan and his ilk have been desperately exposed as neither domain experts within their ministries nor effective managers of those who are specifically hired in the civil service to deliver this function. Never more have we been so exposed by a lack of preparation and competency. Will enough people consider this come the next election?