Friday 2 December 2016

Lise Hand: Leo's lip shows Cabinet is still learning to mind its language

Published 31/05/2011 | 05:00

IT was former New York governor Mario Cuomo who once remarked: "You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose."

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The same principle -- as the new Government is finding out -- applies to making the switch from one side of the Dail chamber to the other.

The sort of casual asides and stream-of-consciousness loose talk which is acceptable from opposition deputies is liable to wreak havoc when uttered by senior members of the Cabinet.

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