Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

On The Polls – George Lee v Nighty Night With Vinnie Browne

It’s not just Sean O’Rourke who is giving George Lee The Candidate a hard time of it this weather. Vinnie Browne approached his celebrity guest on last night’s show, focusing on the Dublin South byelection, like a hungry man approaching …

Thu, May 14, 2009, 10:14

   

It’s not just Sean O’Rourke who is giving George Lee The Candidate a hard time of it this weather. Vinnie Browne approached his celebrity guest on last night’s show, focusing on the Dublin South byelection, like a hungry man approaching a juicy steak. To paraphrase Vampire Weekend, the other guests (especially young Shay Brennan from Small Logo Party) didn’t stand a chance. However, this didn’t stop Alex White (Labour) from trying to do some arm-wrestling or Shaun Tracey (Sinn Fein) from doing what every SF candidate does and boring for his country.

But, let’s face it, there was only star here and that was George… sorry, that was Vinnie. It’s on nights like this, when he doesn’t have to resort to fuffing and tutting to make his point, that Browne really earns his rep. Note to future guests on the show: don’t sit right next to him because you’re just asking for it. George Lee The Candidate gave a fair account of himself, but he quickly realised that this is the VB show and anything – and anyone – else is just gravy, especially Fine Gael blow-ins. Watch the show here.

BTW there’s a Dublin South debate on the Today with Pat Kenny show this morning. Tune in if you want to hear how PK will deal with old work buddy.