My Goodness, Fianna Fail have a right pair of clowns in a double act here in Limerick with Willie O'Dea and Niall Collins.
O'Dea's latest publicity gambit is to call for the Army to be drafted in to help combat crime .
A soldier in every hedgerow?
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"Meanwhile, the Army should be drafted in to help gardai in patrolling rural areas, former defence minister Willie O'Dea said."
Don't get me wrong. We all know something drastic needs to be done but O'Dea knows that there is zero chance of the army being drafted in. Its the equivalent of those "Bring back the Birtch" calls so loved by the tabloids. While many like the idea we all know that it will never happen. O'Dea needs to stop distracting the grown ups as they try deal with the serious issue of rural crime. It's like O'Dea is quoting a couple lads he overheard solving the worlds problems over a few pints.
I wonder does O'Dea ever stop to think before talking to the media? Has he anything positive to contribute ?
In the past month he has had a go at Satanists, gave a laughable interview to the Limerick Leader about writing his memoirs and now he is looking for the country side to be militarised. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.
Clearly O'Dea is a man badly addicted to publicity but in reality has nothing worthwhile to say.
Of course O'Dea could have pushed for army involvement when he was junior minister for justice or Minister for Defence, but I don't recall him doing anything along those lines.