Fine Gael Taken To National School
DRAMATIC PICTURES of Fine Gael Leader Edna Kenny (Mrs) cradling his apoplectic finance spokesman Michael Noonan as deputy leader Dr James Reilly offers medical assistance
Fine Gael, the party which differs alphabetically if not idealogically from Civil War half-twin Fianna Fail, faced a fresh gaffe this morning as another media event planned to highlight the party’s supremacy backfired and was brought to a premature halt.
The drama unfolded at a primary school in Kildare where the Fine Gael canvass was staging a photo opportunity. Taking staged questions from Junior and Senior Infants at Kildockhenry National School Edna Kenny (Mrs) was thrown when Zoe Murphy (6) asked him to explain the difference between his party and Fianna Fail. Visibly shaken, Kenny referred the question to his Finance Spokesman Michael Noonan who himself cracked under the steely resolve of Zoe who is described by her grandparents as being “A very dertermined Little Miss when she gets the bit between her teeth”
Noonan quickly lapsed into an apoplectic trance-like state described by one eye witness as being “Like Michael Noonan, only stuck on Store Demo Mode like, y’know?”. The stricken Fine Gael veteran was then rushed from the classroom by Edna Kenny calling loudly for a medic and Dr James Reilly who told reporters “Youse are all lookin’ at me”