Saturday 18 November 2017

Gene Kerrigan: Forget the debt crisis -- Dana or Gaybo?

Choosing a President from a dull selection is the only political choice we get to make, writes Gene Kerrigan

So, as the debt crisis stumbles towards new levels of catastrophe, who do you fancy will replace Mrs McAleese above in the Park? The Dail is on holidays, the Government has been remarkably quiet -- and, as the economic world collapses around our ears, the only political choice we get to make is -- Gay Mitchell or Dana?

Or perhaps that bald Fianna Fail guy from Dragon's Den? Maybe the long-haired poet from the Labour Party or the obligatory Candidate Named Mary? At the time of writing Gay Byrne hasn't made up his mind. (Go for it, Gaybo.)

The race has been as exciting as a wet weekend in Termonfeckin. The only candidate who isn't a total bore quit the field last week. The whole thing is so dreary that when Mary Davis brought two sons to canvass the Horse Show the media described this as "a master stroke". We're facing months of this sort of thing.

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