Republicans' 'straight road to Kilcash' may end in trouble
SINN Fein sits high in the saddle, looking down like a landlord on the peasants of other parties. Apart from Micheal Martin and Joan Burton, many politicians seem willing to touch the forelock.
Perhaps Sinn Fein will throw them a penny in the form of a future junior ministry.
Some of this passivity is simply post-election shock. But most of it comes from the moral fog of the peace process. Rather than remind the party of its former Provo partners, politicians defer to Sinn Fein's shameless revision of the peace process.