While Peter Robinson played for votes in the X Factor against Naomi Long, Strictly Sinn Fein danced rings around unionists and smugly watched loyalist mobs create a jungle.
Once again, our politicians have failed to understand that the reality show featuring education, jobs and hospitals is the priority.
The ludicrous timing on the Christmas retail schedule for this charade to be played out will make most ordinary people despair.
Come election time, our shameful representatives should not be surprised if many of us switch off.
Newtownabbey, Co Antrim