Don't worry, Gombeen Nation hasn't come over all Shinnery. This came in the door earlier, addressed to my alter ego.
It is a leaflet for Martin McGuinness, publicising his bid to become "UACHTARAN NA nDAOINE" ("The People's President" as Gaeilge - a language he doesn't speak himself, of course).
But that is typical of the cultural-nationalist bollocksology of Sinn Fein, who are really nothing better than Fianna Fail in embryo. The difference being that as long as the Shinners are in opposition, they can be "radical" grandstanders.
They profess to be socialist, yet they don't support a woman's right to chose a termination in her own country - a basic tenet of left wing parties.
They didn't have a nationwide policy on the bin charges, but left it at local level to take an opportunist stance when it suited.
They are "nationalist and internationalist" according to their website - or at least they were the last time I looked.
According to a recent Irish Times MRBI poll, McGuinness' strongest support comes from younger working class male voters... his vote being three times stronger among the unfairer sex.
The point has been made that this is the very demographic most affected by the downturn, and most likely to fall for those making the loudest noises from the far benches. Then you have the whiff of old cordite into the bargain, which some find more alluring than the roar of an Impreza STi.
More of the same. Just another "Republican Party" attached to a narrow, neo-Gaelicist, vision of Irishness. A vision that started with Dev, and has been an abject failure for 89 years.
And a waste of another generation that might otherwise have opted for change, given real alternatives.