Sinn Fein: beagnach ann?

Here’s another cut out and keep moment. Gerry Adams is a cool performer, and is clearly looking a ‘seat’ in the Republic’s government. A seat in the Seanad? It would probably diminish him to be lower in protocol than his TDs. Not good for the brand. But then again, 2011 is not that far away.

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