Ian O'Doherty: Have they nothing better to do?
We have a strange breed of politician in this country. On the one hand, you have nauseating troglodytes like Jackie Healy-Rae and Michael Lowry, who would be excised from a Pat Shortt script because they seem so ridiculous, lumpen and tragically small-minded.
But then again, when you have one of the so-called sophisticates of the more metropolitan party, the Greens, say that he "doesn't give a shit" if they only retain one seat as long as it is his then you can't get too sneery at the culchies.
Ah yes, you can only imagine the contempt that Paul Gogarty feels for old-school Oirish politicos, yet at the end of the day he proved himself to be just exactly the same venal little shite that they are