Elections always bring out the wackiest individuals. In our last presidential elections, Ireland has had Eurovision singers, former terrorists, double-dealing businessmen, poets, all and sundry vie for the title. I’m not sure whether to be relieved or worried that Poland is also quite similar in its varied selection of characters who are fighting tooth and nail to be deemed worthy for power.
I guess in Ireland it’s not so bad since our president is largely a figurehead, there to be an ambassador for the country, to be present at ceremonial events in a similar fashion to the Queen of England. Usually there’s a sense of benign ignorance towards our head of state, one of mild neglect but relaxed good will.
And our current incumbent in fairness to him seems like a fairly normal sort of individual. He’s a human being which is a lot more than can be said about…
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