Mae Sexton was a TD for the Progressive Democrats between 2002 and 2007, during which time her party supported various budgetary measures and legislative changes that eviscerated the tax base, increased public spending on the back of unsustainable revenues, fueled the property bubble and loosened the regulatory regime in respect of financial institutions.
Having lost her seat in 2007, she stuck her finger in the air and decided that the Labour Party were on the way up, and underwent a Damascan Conversion from right-wing hawk to bleeding heart liberal in the hope of re-planting her ample girth on a seat in Leinster House. She justified this on the basis that her father-in-law (yes, in law) was some form of trade unionist. Ultimately, she misjudged the attitude of the simple folk of Longford to champage socialism, and didn't win a seat.
Today, her personality disorder appears to have entered a whole new phase. According to her letter in today's Irish Times, she is incensed by the Budget, and now deeply regrets her "dalliance" with the Labour Party. The father-in-law get another mention for good measure.
The Irish Times - Readers Letters and Feedback
Its hard to know if this is some sort of joke on her part, or if she actually expects to be taken seriously.
Ronald Reagan once suggested that politics was the "2nd oldest profession".
I will respectfully suggest that while Mae Sexton would like to belong to the "2nd oldest profession", she'd feel much more at home in the first.