Just when you thought (hoped?) Iris Robinson was going to fade away into the political history books, up she pops again. And this time, she’s taking the soap opera prima donna behaviour to new levels.
It turns out that not only was the vile old trout having an affair behind her hubbie’s back, she tried to kill herself when he found out. Pure comedy gold. So may questions exploded in my head when I read about this earlier today. Firstly, who in their right mind would sleep with Iris Robinson, (outside of marital obligations, natch)? Most of the time she looks like a cross between an escaped lunatic and a very bad female impersonator.
Secondly, how does dear Iris square away her fornicating with her devout Christianity? Simples. She has a hot-line to the almighty himself:
Mrs Robinson said in a statement that she was “completely ashamed and deeply embarrassed” by the affair which had “devastated” her life and the lives of those around her.
She said she began the brief affair while she was supporting a man who had suffered a bereavement. She said she had also encouraged friends to help him by “providing financial support for a business venture.”
Mrs Robinson used the statement to publically apologise to her husband, her wider family and friends. She said she would “pay any price on earth” to take back the wrong she had done. She added: “I do not deserve a second chance but I have been given one.”
Mrs Robinson said she believes she has been forgiven by God.
Of course she has. And I’m sure he told her that her heterosexual fornication paled in comparison to the pure evil carried out by those revolting gays. I’m sure he told her not to worry about it and to get back at the gay-bashing just as soon as she feels up to it. Then he probably made her a lovely cup of tea and gave her a big hug.
You simply couldn’t make it up. And for a slightly less charitable view of this affair (geddit?) I commend you to my honourable friends at Me-me-me.tv. I should warn you, it’s not for the faint-hearted. But it’s just so very funny.
While I’m in ranting form: what is it with these right-wing Christian nut-jobs and their extra-marital affairs?