It is true that the DUP have their comedians like Sammy Wilson, but to my own (admitted Catholic ear) the Shinners tell better jokes. Take Mary Lou at their Dublin rally last night:
(1) Mary Lou tells a joke: An Orangeman gets to the pearly gates but is turned away by St Peter. He peers inside and sees Gerry Adams, and..
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) May 6, 2014
(2) ..says, “Hang on, Gerry Adams is in there.” St Peter corrects him: “No, that’s Jesus. He just thinks he’s Gerry Adams.” — Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) May 6, 2014
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