Forget about JFK, it's LBJ who was the real deal
But Irish people are happy to live with the saccharine take on the Kennedy era, writes John-Paul McCarthy
By now many of you are bored by elections. But if he were alive Lyndon Baines Johnson would have crossed the Atlantic to canvass just to keep his hand in. Because he lived and breathed politics.
Luckily for African Americans he was much better at politics than the Irish-American Kennedy brothers who got all the credit for his work.
But of course that's not a narrative we hear much of in Kennedy-loving Ireland, happy to live with the Ryan Tubridy saccharine take on Camelot in his JFK in Ireland.