“You should listen to what I mean; not to what I say…”

I’m genuinely a fan of Gerry Adams decision to lead his party from the front in terms of his blogging platform, even if I don’t always understand the insight he provides there… But this little gem struck a chord with a thread we had on Slugger a few weeks ago

‘Do you think many people nowadays know how to plant a chicken?’

He gazed into the bottom of his glass as he waited for an answer and was unmoved when I chortled loudly.

‘What do you mean? Plant a chicken?’

‘I mean pluck a chicken. You know that. You should listen to what I mean; not to what I say’.

Understood Gerry… Over and out…

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