Saturday 23 September 2017

Chevys, CIA and cops: the day Michelle came to lunch

David McWilliams

David McWilliams

It was all a bit like waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve. As a boy, I remember nervously scanning the skies through the window for a sign, just a glimpse of the sleigh. My mother played along, ratcheting up the excitement by telling me she'd just heard on the radio that Santa had left Belfast and was flying towards Dublin. Nothing would get me into bed quicker – but in the exhilaration of it all, a young boy couldn't get a wink.

Waiting for Michelle Obama yesterday in Dalkey was a bit the same. As the crowd assembled, those in the know in Dalkey told anyone who'd care to listen that they were assured that she "hadn't even left Glendalough yet".

The excitement has been building all weekend.

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