Hustings, Irish style.
Man, complete stranger, addressing the wife and her Irish cousin at the Limerick Market. (Apropos of nothing except that there are two weeks to a General Election): Politicians are like bananas-green at first, they quickly become yellow and then you can never find a straight one@
And as an encore: Politicians have three hands: one to the left, one to the right and one sticking out at the back, palm uppermost.
I am sure that would not apply to the Borders?
We drove through mile after mile of posters advertising the various candidates-photos and party allegiances.Perhaps as many as a dozen in half a mile and oftern the same fellow every few hundred yards. And in the middle of nowhere. The more nowhere the more contenders. Its a staggering waste of money given the widespread cynicism over politics generally, and the tendency anyhow, if you vote, to vote for the party you have always favoured.
Labels: Hustings, Ireland