Opinion Declan Lynch

Thursday 17 August 2017

Wading into the hidden shallows of Enda

Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

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."

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