David Quinn: The self-righteous Greens get away with blue murder
John Gormley is a nice man but he alarms me because he is full of the moral certitude of the true believer -- the sort of moral certitude traditionally associated with, well, Catholics like me.
In fact, it goes way beyond moral certitude. It's more a sort of moral arrogance, a self-righteousness that has him wagging the finger in an An Taisce kind of way at anyone who disagrees with him and the Green Party.
He was at it the other week in the Dail. He was being pressed on his planning legislation and the party's animal welfare legislation. He defended these and the Civil Partnership Bill as well.