Friday 24 November 2017

Martina Devlin: Holding out for a hero in our country's hour of need

Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin

I'm no Bonnie Tyler, but I'm holding out for a hero in 2011. It can be a him or a her -- I'm keeping an open mind.

I don't expect my hero to gallop over the horizon on a white charger, to solve all the problems in this damaged little country with one wave of the hand. But I do expect him or her to be inspirational, resilient, self-sacrificing and (the clincher) trustworthy.

Don't tell me our leader is doing his best and his heart is in the right place, even as he gets things wrong. Not good enough. We've had too much of that brand of substandard leadership, as well as a more polluted version.

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