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I'm not interesting
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"I'm not interesting"
leadership candidate and Wexford TD Brendan Howlin has given the nation
a guarantee that he is not interesting. In response to an entirely predictable
question from some hack, the middle-aged bachelor made the following prepared
statement. "People of Ireland, please rest assured. There is nothing
about me that makes me stick out like a sore thumb from the rest of my
Howlin has been dogged by persistent rumours that he is witty, urbane
and sophisticated, a person with an independent agenda that will bring
the Labour party to the forefront of Irish politics.
am none of those things," he admitted yesterday.
rumours have circulated about the incredibly short, unmarried TD for many
years, and some have even suggested that they cost him the last leadership
contest, which was won by the guy who just resigned, or whatever.
Detractors say these denials could do him more harm than good in the forthcoming
race. "It's a fact that in modern Irish political life, young voters
actually think a strong-minded, independent person could be good for Irish
politics, and the Labour party in particular. They think it's "cool"
and "trendy"," laughed a Labour insider. "But what
these youngsters lack is an understanding of the realities of political
life. Let this be a lesson to them," he added darkly.
But Howlin clarified his position on a boring, sub-par radio "programme"
on RTE. "It's not that I believe that there is anything wrong with
having a mind of my own or the courage to withstand idle banter regarding
my personal life. It's just that I have neither."