Well, slap me with a haddock and call me Ishmael but isn't that a remarkable piece of logic?
Listen, you idiotic bimbos – electing anyone in politics is going to unseat someone unless it's the incumbent who is elected.
I don't understand women. I know that's a cliché but in this case they leave me gobsmacked with their "female quota". Are they so dumb that they can't see that this is the worst kind of sexism? Can they not see that this is condescension of the worst kind? If I were a female in politics [which I grant is a small leap of faith] I would be disgusted and outraged at the thought that I would be put on the ticket purely on the basis of my genital arrangements and for no other reason; that I am there to fill a quota purely so the party can gain extra funding. I'd smack them around the gills with my trusty handbag.
What these feminists can't seem to grasp is that equality means that gender makes no difference. A candidate should be selected purely and solely on the basis of merit and for no other reason. If they are going to go around screaming gender then they are simply promoting sexism and are doing themselves no favours at all.
Another small point is that women in Irish politics haven't done themselves any favours in the past. Look at Mary "Mad Cow" Harney or Lucinda Bimbo Creighton? Then there's that headbanger Hanafin over in Dun Laoire? They are crap politicians not because they are female but because they are simply crap and no better than any of the crap men.
What I would like to know is where is the quota for red-heads? Why aren't more left-handed people represented? Who represents the overly tall or overly short? When was the last time anyone did a headcount of politicians to see how many required spectacles? I'm all for equality but as soon as someone starts on the male/female, man/woman bandwaggon I go cold.
Not that I care much anyway as I don't vote any more.
As far as I'm concerned, they're all cunts.