Adams feted in Boston…

Pretty much everyone we’ve spoken to on the subject, say that Gerry Adams is treated as a super star here in Boston (aka, ‘the universal hub’ in local parlance)… As Kevin Cullen of the Boston Globe notes, he has access to some of the most exclusive clubs in the city. Tonight he’s speaking at the Irish American Clover Club, the subject of some local controversy when the incumbent Governor, Deval Patrick, pulled out of a speaking engagement in December when he learned it was a male only club (you can listen to the local talk radio WRKO taking the mick here). As Cullen notes: “650 men will attend tonight’s dinner at the Park Plaza Hotel, about 100 more than were scheduled to attend the dinner at which Patrick canceled his appearance.”

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