Tom Lenihan, son of the late Brian Lenihan, is refusing to resign his position as Student’s Union President in Trinity College after admitting he cheated in exams (Sunday Independent).
Lenihan is, apparently, suffering from depression and seems to be using that as a reason for not resigning.
In other words he is claiming – Yes, I was caught cheating but I’ve provided a good excuse and therefore should not have to face any consequences.
For anyone brought up in the warped culture of Fianna Fail, as Tom Lenihan obviously was, this is a perfectly rational reaction.
He will go far in politics.