I just read this piece by this hack and am truly non-plussed. What exactly did Adams say that is so upsetting? When I first read it I thought that O'Connor was criticising Adams for belittling Enda Kenny because he had an intellectual disability. On re-reading it he seems to be saying that Adams' use of the word "special" meant he was insulting the greater demographic of intellectually disabled people. In the normal cut and thrust of politics this really is small beer and one wonders why O'Connor is getting so precious about it. Adams has many faults but I doubt he would be so tactless as to effectively refer to a political opponent as mentally disabled. On reflection O'Connor really is a moron.
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