Left-wing TD, Mick Wallace, runs the risk of being labeled a muppet after referring to Dail colleague, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, as "Miss Piggy". Doesn't he know that such terminology is ideologically unsound?
The Wexford ex-property developer socialist (where else would you get this?) is renowned for his rightful disregard for dress codes. However, as the Fine Gael TD entered the chamber, Wallace could not resist commenting on her choice of wardrobe to fellow Independents Shane Ross and Ming Flanagan.
In fairness, it seems that Ross didn't have a clue what Wallace was talking about, but Roscommon crusty-wannabee Ming (Keep Irish Compulsory) Flanagan jumped in with "The Mary Mitchell O'Connor one. The one who drove off the plinth."
Of course Flanagan seems to think that boasting he is/was a pot smoker is the height of rebellious cool... maybe it still is in Roscommon? Anywhere else you would have to go back to the Sixties.
Wallace, at least, has apologised for his Fozzie moment: “I’m not trying to defend myself. I’ve said I’m sorry. I was completely wrong. What can I do. Of course I shouldn’t say something like that. I have no right to say that. I have to learn from it.”
They're a funny lot, the Irish left.
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