Sick of praise for Mary Lou
I’M REALLY sick of reading and hearing about what a wonderful breath of fresh air Mary Lou McDonald is.
I really don’t see it. She has the grating, patronising voice of a schoolteacher, and is always wearily explaining why everyone who disagrees with her in any way is utterly wrong.
Her occasional attempts to sound respectful of other views always fail. It was striking, for instance, on the Claire Byrne Show after the referendum
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She’s only new and different in the sense that she’s a woman and wasn’t in the IRA. But she holds to all the same unapologetic militant republican views that Gerry Adams holds. No thanks.