Keeping your mouth shut


Madam, – In his entertaining review of Anton Savage’s book Spin and Win: How Politicians Get Elected, (The Irish Times, December 30th), Conor Lenihan writes: “Mostly in politics it is better to keep your mouth shut.” Coming from a Fianna Fáil politician and a member of the loquacious Lenihan clan, I presume this statement must reflect some hither unknown homespun philosophy. – Yours, etc,


Shandon Crescent,


Dublin 7.