The blogger at Talk Politics, thinks one of us at Slugger should sit in the not-a-politician slot on the BBC’s Question Time. Where’s me country hat tips us for staying awake through the UUP leadership race. Gerry O’Sullivan on the importance of agonistic argument.Thanks too for mentions from Diarmid Logan; Dosing Times; exit 145; Best of Both Worlds; the very excellent Tom Griffin; Paul the erudite Magyar; Kevin the disillusioned lefty; Mr Peter The Gudgeon Reavy; Buff and Blue; The boys (and one girl) in the Back Seat; Res Publica; Never trust a hippy; O journalism; An tImeall ag dul ar fheabhas; Incorrect use of soap; Free Stater; Politicalist; Sheila O’Malley; Irish Aires; David Williamson; the inimitable Felix Quigley; Steven at Everything Ulster; doChara; and thanks to Colman at the Euro Trib for occasional links in his thrice-weekly Irish news round-ups.
Now repeat it all out loud in one breath. Sounds like a warm up for the U2 gig in Croker tonight!
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty