Sunday, July 01, 2012
Whose Bloody Hand Ye Shakin'?
Depends on whose bloody hand is being shook, I suppose. But it's interesting that the old German lady Queen Elizabeth II (you don't really buy that name change to "Windsor," do you?) had no issue with ungloved hand-shakes when the Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad came calling in 2002.
But when the ex-Irish Republican Army leader Martin McGuinness came around the old castle last week, note that the Queen -- who sits on a throne that has known a lot of bloody hands -- was wearing protection.
And on my, the Irish-American twee brigade never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
And please, spare us the tears on the odious "Uncle Dickie" Mountbatten.