It would appear that the sandal wearers have overdosed on the sherry trifle this evening. How else to explain this bizarre editorial, titled "In praise of Jedward".
Hmmm, well, ok. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt so far.While the rest of Ireland is collectively bent over all bowed and cowed due to the seemingly never-ending recession, at least Jedward are still keeping their heads and their hair high. The twins from west Dublin have become the Republic's court jesters, cheering their nation up with their hyperactive on-screen antics and unflappable optimism.
But it gets kind of offensive towards the end:
Eh...um...I don't know what to say really. Is this some sort of London media-whore irony that I'm missing?Given the (apparent) largesse of the German taxpayer to the Irish in terms of the financial bailout, perhaps it's the least Ireland can do, to send two of its most famous sons to the Federal Republic to say thank you to the kind citizens of Stuttgart, Munich and Berlin for all those euros being repatriated to Dublin, Cork and Galway.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/dec/27/in-praise-of-jedward-editorial?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&ut m_campaign=Feed%3A+theguardian%2Fcommentisfree%2Fr ss+(Comment+is+free)
EDIT: I see that the darknight got in ahead of me. But I'd ask the mods to think twice before merging this thread, because Im more interested in what the Guardian says about the 'bailout' than I am in their praise for Jedward.