Irish Presidential candidate ‘Dana’ Rosemary Scallon has the same effect on me as a nail being dragged down a pane of glass. Behind the simpering family values front there’s a money-grubbing viper bursting to get out. I swear she makes me feel like joining the Gay and Lesbian Alliance, or whatever they call it. Thankfully some horrific revelation about her is to break soon, ending whatever chance she had of winning the gig.
It’s also emerged that when she was over in the US cashing in on the Christian Radio circuit, she, I assume for monetary reasons, became a US citizen. Now as every schoolboy knows, this makes it incumbent on her to bear arms in accordance with US law as and when required. This would pose some interesting possibilities in the unlikely event of her being elected, in that she’d be the equivalent of the American Commander-In-Chief in Ireland.
Now a war between the USA and Ireland isn’t really likely, although the War Party there must by now be running out of small weak countries to bomb. Let's say we offended Israel and the war actually happened. In that event would we be faced with a heavily-armed Dana up in Phoenix Park, blazing away at her own army? I don’t know, but I think we should be told.
As I indicated, the Irish Presidency, and the Irish army for that matter, are both largely ceremonial. Our President has virtually no practical military power, so the locus of her loyalty is irrelevant, despite my jibe above. But what about the vast number of US-Israeli dual citizens that are to be found in virtually every important level in the US diplomatic, military and security arenas? Literally the very top jobs in Homeland Security, the CIA, Defence and State were held by such dual citizens and/or those with very close ties to Israel over the last fifty years or so. Many if not most of those are blatant Israel-Firsters.
This makes Dana’s loyalty test distinctly small beer, doesn’t it?