'Badchick' didn't make it. My hearty commiserations. To coin a phrase: better luck the next time my dear!
As far as I can make out Ivana Bacik has two political roles in life. One is to campaign against female genital mutilation (fair enough) and the other is to campaign for legalised abortion. There are some highly amusing comments on Boards.ie regarding her ongoing political embarrassments. This one caught my eye:
Let's see -
2004: Ran in European Elections, failed to be elected
2009: Dublin Central Bye-Election, failed to be elected
2010: Labour Party selection convention, Dublin SE, failed to get nomination
2011: General Election, Dún Laoghaire, failed to be elected
In fairness, I will give her every credit for perseverance, but her experience with the voters this time is far from being a once-off.
When will this dear lady wake up to the fact that nobody wants her. Even in leafy, liberal Dun Laoghaire. She has no appeal politically, visually, intellectually or otherwise. Anyone who has seen and heard her, in whatever context, knows this: