October 03, 2008
Government by Gaels?
Dance there upon the shore;
What need have you to care
For wind or water's roar?
The charm. The love of words. War-like energies. Child-like joy and optimism mixed with bouts of sadness. And, of course, the burning, even tortuous, God-given right to serve as General-Manager-of-the-Universe, at least while on earth. By now, surrounded as I am by lawyers with big Irish genes, I know it when it when I hear it. For example, Joe Biden is as Irish as Irish-American pols come. But according to Newsweek writer Carl Sullivan, John McCain, Sarah Palin and Barack O'Bama each have strong ancestries in Ireland. Well, all four sure can talk. But WAC? sees nothing "Irish" in the talented but deliberate, mild, unconfrontational Senator Obama. It will be up to Joe.
Daniel O'Connell, Irish lawyer-politician, fighter, charmer, Muse.
Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzbühel Desk) at October 3, 2008 11:04 PM