Spotty thinks this is beyond parody:
Fianna Fáil boycott of RTÉ's 'Frontline' proposed - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 20, 2010
Spotty would make a joke, but he guesses that you're probably already in stitches.“I questioned whether we should have a policy of putting anybody on The Frontline. The view that I take is the programme is constructed as an entertainment programme, not a current affairs programme, and the Fianna Fáil representative becomes the entertainment,” Mr Collins said.
Ah, feck it.
It seems Dick Roche fully supports this idea. This would seem to Spotty to be the first time in history that a clown refused to appear in a circus.