Wednesday 24 January 2018

John Drennan: Time for Gilmore to tell us how he'll save the State

Elusive Eamon should drop the pretty language and give us concrete solutions, writes John Drennan

One of the more delightful moments in Blazing Saddles occurs when the arch villain, Hedley Lamarr, wails, "My mind is a raging torrent flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives."

The verbosity is followed by a brief moment of stunned silence before Lamarr's oafish sidekick Tarrant sighs, "God darnit, Mr Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a $20 whore."

Labour's Eamon Gilmore certainly looked like a man who was anxiously seeking "creative alternatives" last week.

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