Tuesday 27 June 2017

Senator must face into storm

Sir -- The fact that David Norris has blurred the line -- albeit in an article nearly 10 years ago --between libertarianism and libertineism is hardly Helen Lucy Burke's fault.

Nor is it the fault of those who demand that he take responsibility for what he says, rather than dismissing legitimate concerns about his views on 'liberal sexuality' as an attempt to smear him, and topple his bid for the presidency.

Surely by facing into the storm he would demonstrate a measure of dignity worthy of a potential titular head of State, rather than sulking in a corner like a lost Peter Pan and letting his influential friends in the media fight his battles for him.

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