Friday 15 December 2017

Gene Kerrigan: Georgie show puts icky Nama in shade

Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

THE week started with a bang — and it had nothing to do with George Lee. It involved the far more significant figure of Steven Seelig. However, we can usually rely on our political chums and their media cheerleaders to miss the point, so the whole week was all George, George, George. Good old Mr Seelig vanished down the memory hole.

Which is a shame. Because in the long run — and in the medium run, and in the short run — Seelig is more significant to our future than George ever was. Or Enda Kenny, for that matter.

In fact, the ease with which the politicians buried the Seelig story, and the gusto with which the media hyped the George Lee frolics, shows us how easily politicians shrug off embarrassment these days. And how strangely incurious the media is when issues become difficult.

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