While silent on the Larry Summers saga, today’s Boston Globe does have a couple items of interest.
On the McCartney sisters, IRA second-thug-in-command Martin McGuinness remarks with telling bluntness:
“The McCartneys need to be very careful. To step over that line, which is a very important line, into the world of party-political politics can do a huge disservice to their campaign.”
No doubt such a fine man as Marty has the ladies’ best interests at heart. But Marty, if intimidating the speech of these 5 courageous women doesn’t work for you in Belfast, you can move your lardy tush to Washington where regulating political speech seems to be a growing industry.
In the same Boston Globe James Carroll whines:
“I screech against the war so often that I sound like a broken record, even to myself.”
Then James goes on about the war and sounds once again like…a broken record. Except here:
“I look over the columns I have published in this week of the year over the past decade and a half. My pride in being Irish has been a subject, especially since the humane achievement of the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 (''We pledge that we will, in good faith, work to ensure the success of each and every one of the arrangements to be established under this agreement.") But that was before the ancient grudge reasserted itself, London retook governing power over Northern Ireland, and the gangster-IRA, dropping the pretense of political struggle, showed itself fully for what it is. There is shame in being Irish this year.”
Gerry Adams and his bloody gang have shown they have no shame. The shame is associating with them. On the contrary, there is pride in being Irish this year, and it is being demonstrated by 5 women who have the courage to say “Enough!”