I see we are to reduce the number of gubmint elected representatives.
I’m all for that.
They only want to reduce the number by eight which still leaves an excess of 158, but it’s a start.
I have laid tomorrow aside to help the commission in their work by reducing the numbers myself. I have a new Glock G38 that I have been wanting to try out. I haven’t decided on the candidates yet, but I think Dame Enda and Gilmore should be worthy candidates?
All that aside though, the thing that caught my eye was their other proposal – that 30% of all candidates must be women.
Personally I think this is a crap idea for several reasons. The main one is that it is a grave insult to women. It is tokenism and political correctness gone mad that political representatives should be chosen by gender rather than ability. I pity the poor female that is chosen as a candidate as she will always have the sneaking suspicion that she is there purely to make up the numbers.
Another reason is that judging by past records, the female gender has not served us very well . I give you Mary “Mad Cow” Harney, Mary “Tight Arse” Hannafin, Mary “Pea Brain” Coughlan and Beverly “The Tax Man” Cooper Flynn. Now we are lumbered with the likes of Joan Burton and that brain-dead bimbo Lucinda Creighton. Not a happy lot by any stretch of the imagination.
The laying down of a figure of 30% could be a tad problematic too.
What happens if a party only has one candidate running? 30% female? Does this open the door for shemales? Are we to be inundated with transvestites? Will that candidate pass muster if it’s a particularly effeminate male?
The mind boggles.