Floating voter: 'I'm a politician, get me out of here' - this is what voters want
Published 23/02/2016 | 02:30
Politics is often like a pit of vipers but some of our election hopefuls came face to face with the real thing as part of a radio station stunt. Some of the brave candidates in the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency took KCLR Live's 'I'm a politician, get me out of here' challenge.
Caesar, a six-foot boa constrictor, was produced and the candidates - including Sinn Féin's Kathleen Funchion and People Before Profit's Adrienne Wallace began to squirm. "What's the best way to do this now?," Funchion asked. "Don't squeeze him," came the advice. "He's getting very tight on my neck," she said.
Next up was Adrienne, who had a few light screams. "It's like a joint of beef or something. It's really heavy and squidgey," she said. It was definitely a political debate with a difference.
Funchion said afterwards: "It was nerve-wracking but I'm glad I took part." Wallace said: "I thought I'd be a lot braver than I was." Later, a scorpion was thrown into the mix. It's not often Floating Voter feels sorry for politicians; and we didn't this time either. More of this, please.
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