Revolution – Irish style

When I first heard the report I thought – could this be the moment when, finally, a politician having had enough of our corrupt, incompetent system of government was about to lead the people in revolution?

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan, (who???) normally a quiet and submissive public representative, challenged the Great One, Brian Cowen, in the Dail yesterday. His challenge was so persistent that he was asked to leave the premises.

Surely it was only a matter of time before this leader of men was exhorting the great masses to follow him in overturning the rotten system?

Ah, no, (as Fr. Dougal would say) he was just acting in his own interest after his bank refused to extend credit to his family business.

Still, RTE was so impressed by this ‘revolutionary’ action by a TD that they had him on Today with Pat Kenny where Myles Dungan excitedly asked “What was it like to tangle with (Ceann Comhairle) John O’Donoghue?”

Revolution indeed – Irish style.