The superheroes of Stormont…

LOOKS like our office wasn’t the only one trying to come up with ‘Super Hero’ nicknames for our politicians after Gerry Kelly and Ian Paisley Junior’s launch of a comic to promote and defend the rights of children. The comic stars Herbie Healthy, Sophie Safe, Archie Achiever, Emer the Eco Girl, Donna Does-A-Lot and Rory Rights as a way of engaging children. Mark D’s not having much luck with replies, but one colleague yesterday suggested that Gerry Gelignite (able to blow up tall buildings in a single bomb) might have suited the ‘Sinister Minister’. He’s a friend of Absentee Adams (faster than a speeding bullet, but in the direction of anywhere but Stormont) both of whom used to be naughty boys. Fortunately they met Talk-It-Out Tony and his sidekick Humble Hain, and made friends with Pocket Money Peter, who taught them how to fend for themselves and not go running to mummy all the time. Then there was Eat-Your-Veg Reg. But because he couldn’t stand greens, everyone called him Down-Page Reg, as he read the newspapers a lot… but never made the headlines. Your turn.