Monday 23 October 2017

This FG girl was too scared to love Leo, but all is forgiven

Varadkar need not worry - the grassroots will turn up to support him when he needs us most, writes Sarah Carey

Leo Varadkar
Leo Varadkar

A friend of mine who was into astrology used to say, with an air of profound wisdom: "They crawl over each other to get to the Leos." The funny thing was that it seemed quite true; based on the Leos of our acquaintance.

And, sure enough, the Fine Gael parliamentary party members crawled over each other to get out there quickly and endorse their Leo; even though he's a Capricorn.

What struck the rest of us was the stark gap in support between the membership of Fine Gael and the parliamentary party. The people with the least information about the candidates overwhelmingly preferred Simon Coveney. What did this mean?

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