That’d be the deposit that’ll be taken away because in Dublin South Central Frank McNamara does not have a hope of getting a seat for the PD’s. Flying in off his piano stool from Dunboyne, (that’s Dunboyne, Co. Meath!) Mr McNamara has spent this afternoon on Liveline defending himself.
One of the last times I saw Frank was himself and his wife addressing a Pioneer Total Abstinence Association youth conference about 16 years ago. (yeah I had a very underspent rather than misspent youth!) So when I heard him being asked by a caller about Civil Unions and same sex partnerships I waited for his reply. And I waited.
The pause ended with him saying that she did not favour same sex marriage but did favour civil unions. And then he hoped that the question went away. (Interesting that a caller thinks that this is an election issue – my post on lesbian and gay issues and the general election is forthcoming!)
Whatever about Colm O’Gorman running in Wexford (he lives there and was born there!) and having a background in social policy and legislation and the like, Frank is more than a bit more removed from his potential electorate and like Rock the Vote, he too seems to believe in April Fools and that the voters of Dublin South Central will too forget the joke and vote for him.