Colette Browne: Frat-boy Dail can't see Lucinda for the clever woman she is
IF you thought European Affairs Minister Lucinda Creighton was making a principled stand on the abortion issue, willing to sacrifice her ministerial role because of her deeply held pro-life beliefs, then think again – she's just kowtowing to hubby.
That's the rumour that is swirling around Leinster House, where, if Chinese whispers were given credence, one would think the minister calls her husband, Senator Paul Bradford, to ask his advice before ordering lunch.
The theory is that the endorphins that flooded Ms Creighton's brain, as soon as she said "I do", permanently erased her capacity to form an independent opinion, devoid of her husband's imprimatur. She walked down the aisle a smart and successful young woman, but walked back up a simpering, fawning acolyte.