We were duped by soundbite politics
AS Fionnan Sheahan and Sam Smyth have pointed out in their excellent analysis of the George Lee saga, we have been duped by the cult of celebrity.
Sure, George had his heart in the right place but why were we so foolish to follow him with our own hearts and not use our heads?
We believed in him just like we believed in Bertie. Unfortunately, this belief was not based on the cold reality of economics and politics, but on their superficial soundbites.