Fine Gael junior minister Simon Harris TD
Further to this exchange on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last week.
They choo choose him…
[Simon Harris] is still only 28 but his command of the facts and the aplomb with which he dished out some devastating put-downs showed why some of his colleagues have dubbed him “the white Obama”.
But while he [Simon Harris] is the maestro of the new non-confrontational school of politics that sucks the air out of every conflict he has a steel trap mind, as Dunphy found to his cost.
Delusional even by the standards of the Irish pol corr tradition….. I watched Simon Harris [on Claire Byrne Live ] and the only impression he conveyed was a smarmy and nasty one (and I’m no Dunphy fan). This young man’s life experience is as narrow as his shirt collar and it shows. Oh and can I be the new Hillary? We have the same hair colour!
Related: What’s Another Sneer?
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