As Slugger O’Toole ponders the voting intentions of golfer, Rory McIlroy…I ponder the voting intentions of Slugger O’Toole. Idle speculation on my part of course. It is a private matter. But for the record, I am voting SDLP and the contributors to Slugger O’Toole wont mind if I speculate about them.
Mick Fealty….resident in England. I wont speculate.
Alan Meban…well resident in Lagan Valley, I would assume. It cant be easy being aBlogger on first name terms with politicians from a wide range of parties. Mrs Meban is actually a minister of religion and close to LetsGetAlongerism. There are nine candidates in Lagan Valley and while I usually consider Alan close to NI21 (not standing) I would think the only rivals for Alan’s vote would be Alex Redpath (UUP) and Trevor Lunn (Alliance). Ironically Lunn is not overly liberal but into all that ecumenical stuff. Maybe Jonny Orr, the Independent is running on a specific local issue, dear to Alan.
David McCann….North Belfast. Seems to have a soft spot for SDLP but told a canvasser he didnt like the candidate. David has a background in Fianna Fáil but has been sucked into the metrotextual world of so-called “progressive” politics. Yet Alban Magenniss individual position on Equal Marriage might push David to Gerry Kelly (SF) or Jason O’Neill (Alliance). David always seems more concerned with individual politicians rather than political parties.
Chris Donnelly…straight forward Sinn Féin.
David Dimbleby Walker…resident in England. Conservative.
Pete “Sheldon” Baker….I am told SDLP background but he is now resident on Deep Space 9. Wants manifestos published in Klingon. Will probably vote for the Federation of Planets.
Brian O’Neill and Gladys Ganiel…resident in North Belfast (?) Brian leans more to secular liberal unionism and Gladys to LetsGetAlongerism. Brian is an “our wee country” kinda guy and vitriolic about Sinn Féin and dismissive of SDLP. I can see Brian holding his nose to vote for Nigel Dodds (DUP) to keep Gerry Kelly out. But maybe Brian will spoil his vote as there seems no perfect fit…such as NI21 or a “moderate” UUP. Gladys? …now that would be an ecumenical matter.