John Downing: Feet of clay? Yes. But Flanagan's flaws go much deeper than that
AFTER a tough few days, Luke 'Ming' Flanagan might console himself with one thing. He now has automatic honorary life member of the 'do-as-I-say club'. Ming has easily met the strictest test – members of his new club must always have been completely phoney about their past 'do-as-I-do club' membership.
The Independent TD for Roscommon South Leitrim has now publicly acknowledged his new club membership. He also moved to do a rather belated 'mea culpa' with a confessional piece of honesty in dishonesty on his local radio station. It made for compelling listening.
"The people who listen to this radio station pay my wages. And I have let them down," he said, adding just a dash of humility to his political-crisis remedy mix.