The complete failure of democracy and fair play
If Norris isn't fit for the presidential ballot, then how can Brady be acceptable as cardinal? questions Carol Hunt
Published 07/08/2011 | 05:00
'BUT Paddy, if we keep going over the Norris thing we'll all be upset, like with Parnell, The Civil War and Roy Keane," tweeted Paddy Cullivan last week.
He's got a point, has the Late Late Show musician and comic. It was a frustrating, confusing and ultimately depressing week.
Not since the Eighties have I heard such bitterness, bile and open contempt shown for the opinions of others. The triumphalism, the jeers, the accusations of sinister plots and liberal/conservative agendas left me cold. So much so that I declared that, for the first time since I turned 18, I would not be exercising my democratic right to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Why? Because, Paddy, democracy has nothing to do with it.