I never thought I'd see the day when I'd vote for a collection of bank robbing murderers (I'm too young to have voted for 'old' Fianna Fail). But in the current round of European elections my ballot will probably see the SF candidate at No. 1.
Now the candidate in question comes with some heavy baggage. First, membership of SF. Then her father is a convicted felon, having been caught trying to smuggle guns in to Ireland on the Marita Ann, a transgression for which he spent a considerable time in the slammer.
Then she refused to condemn the murder of Garda Jerry McCabe, ducking and weaving and flashing her snatch to divert attention. Last but not least, she's a lawyer. With a Master's degree no less. Mind you, a knowledge of the law is always handy if you're in the Shinners.
So why does she get my vote? I adduce pictorial evidence as my sole justification. Picture 1 is that of Jackie Healy Rea, picture 2 that of the delectable Toireasa Ferris, for it is she, daughter of Martin.
Now I ask you, how could any red-blooded male possibly be ungallant enough to even consider putting the likes of Jackie ahead of that goddess? All they have in common is that they're both from Kerry.
I rest my case and will stand vindicated by history.