Last May I wrote about the passion of George Lee after listening to him savage the wasters that inhabit that useless institution; Seanad Eireann.
If every politician or even a significant number of them felt and acted with such passionate anger and honesty Ireland would indeed be a country of happy enlightenment.
I was not, however, optimistic about Lee’s chances of successfully integrating into the corrupt Irish political system.
Sadly, it is not to be. It’s only a matter of time before George is hauled down into the dark, damp pit of Irish politics where all new arrivals on the political scene are strapped into a seat, have a very bright light shone in their faces and are ruthlessly indoctrinated into the realities of Irish political life.
George’s unexpected resignation has saved him from making the choice of either challenging the corrupt political system or becoming a fully paid up member like the Progressive Democrats and Greens.
Still, it’s disappointing that he has decided to leave politics altogether. He could have remained on as an independent and used his insider position to expose corruption within the system.