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Politics gets my vote

By Nuala McKeever

So, what did we learn about politics this week? Well, we learned that Michelle Gildernew, a minister in our government, made it on to the front page of a newspaper because she wore a pair of high-heeled fashionable shoes.

We learned that Sarah (“Africa’s a country, right?”) Palin may be running for President of the USA at the next election.

We learned that the Taoiseach appeared on a radio interview either a little hoarse (his words after the event) or a lot plastered (most other people’s words). And we learned that our joint First Ministers didn’t go to represent us at the state visit of the Pope to the UK.

So how come, in our Assembly, out of 108 MLAs, only 14 are women? What are you waiting for sisters? What’s stopping you getting involved?

Wouldn’t you just love to be a politician?

You get to dress up, talk c**p about stuff you don’t understand, get p****d and, and, best of all, you don’t have to let your narrow-minded, ill-thought-out opinions get in the way of behaving in a grown-up dignified manner. What’s not to like about that? Gets MY vote.

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