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Lise Hand: Dark dragon breathes life into campaign with can-do attitude

Published 07/10/2011 | 05:00

Presidential
candidate
Sean
Gallagher with
children from
the Glebe
montessori
school in
Celbridge, Co
Kildare,
yesterday
Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher with children from the Glebe montessori school in Celbridge, Co Kildare, yesterday
Labour's Michael D Higgins campaigning yesterday in Killarney
Fine Gael presidential candidate Gay Mitchell speaking to the media at Raphoe Mart in Donegal yesterday
Senator David Norris at the opening of his campaign headquarters on Duke Street in Dublin

IT'S all wrong. There's no way that Sean Gallagher should be knocking on the door of the Aras. No way at all. He's only an Independent, a TV guy from 'Dragons' Den', for god's sake. Nor has he a bulging war chest to splash out on vital attention-grabbing stuff like leaflets and a big tour bus, and he doesn't give a hoot about election posters -- like, what's that about?

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And worse, he barely ever talks about the presidency without mentioning the word 'jobs'. He's like a broken record on the subject -- "blah, blah, blah, jobs, blah".

He refuses to sling mud at other candidates and openly tut-tuts when the brown stuff starts flying.

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