Wading into the hidden shallows of Enda
Published 06/11/2016 | 02:30
In the first part of Pat Leahy's documentary on Enda Kenny, Enda: Last Man Standing, the narrator could be seen in some seaside carnival setting, telling his story against the dizzying backdrop of the hurdy-gurdies.
And since there is no known connection between Enda and the old travelling shows, we took this to be an atmospheric device, a way of enlivening all these images of Fine Gael with scenes of something that looks vaguely like fun.
But then we could interpret it as a form of political analysis in itself, a subliminal statement of some of the best-loved lines in the Leinster House lexicon: "It's a case of swings and roundabouts." Or perhaps the classic: "One spin on the merry-go-round."