Two reasons why Norris is unsuitable
Published 09/06/2011 | 05:00
RECENT polls have suggested that Senator David Norris is the current frontrunner in the presidential race. But beneath the jovial bon-viveur facade lies a personality that is intrinsically at odds with the role of Uachtaran na hEireann, for two reasons:
The first rests with the recently rehashed and much publicised interview Mr Norris gave in 2002 regarding certain "aspects" of classical Greek society. Whether his campaign representatives like it or not, these comments have left many questioning Mr Norris's suitability for presidential office.
The second and possibly more significant reason for opposition to his endeavours lies with the senator's pro-Commonwealth leanings.