Tuesday, September 26, 2006
More on the all-exciting world of Irish politics. I have tried in vain to find that photograph of Michael McDowell kissing his predecessor as PD leader Mary Harney smack on the lips in one of the most grotesque displays of animal conduct Irish public life has seen since Michael Flatley first slipped on his dancing shoes. Nor have I been able to get anything other than a poster reproduction of Barbara Klemm's iconic image of Leonid Brezhnev doing the same to GDR leader Erich Honecker in 1979 (sorry, the link's in German, I can't understand it either). Was this a conscious right-wing riposte to the strangest photograph of world leaders in existence? As my mother likes to say, it doesn't bear thinking about.