John Waters' drivel

If any other columnist wrote the rubbish John Waters writes in today’s Irish Times I would immediately assume he was having us on, that he was engaging in extreme satire.

But Waters is (disturbingly) deadly serious when he tells us that we voted for Michael D because, after 21 years of ‘mothering’ by Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese, we all longed for a father figure.

He suggests that the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing crisis has us all glancing around anxiously for dad instead of clinging to nurse.

I mean, who passes this drivel for publication?