Dear Irish friends, why hide it, you were a bit pissed off last week when she didn't show up. You felt a bit neglected, after all she had made it to England, hadn't she? The bitch, I heard you say, she could have dragged her arse around here.
Well, rejoice, my Irish friends, for in order to soothe your pain, President Sarkozy has decided to send me to Dublin instead.
Not quite the same, you may say.
No, not quite, I am afraid.
Sorry, you should have voted yes.