Adams is a spoofer and would have just about made a Very Boring Bar-Man but for what happened in the North of Ireland.Interesting insight...
"When you begin to think about it, you realise that, for example, the present-day leaders of Sinn Féin and those who have so robustly opposed them are cut, in a sense, from the same cloth. The Provisional leaders, in the way they dress, speak and carry themselves, resemble self-created latter-day versions of the signatories of the 1916 Proclamation. More correctly, they are like composites of our present-day understanding of what those seven men might have been like. Gerry Adams, for example, has the stern, avuncular asceticism, with the merest hint of zealotry, that we might ascribe to a Padraic Pearse, as well as the sense of engaged energy and keen political intelligence we'd maybe associate with a James Connolly — and also, of course, the literary ambition identifiable with a Thomas McDonogh. For all that the 1916 leaders have been dehumanised by decades of mythologising and revisionism, Adams could sit down in the midst of our image of them, and seem quite plausible. It is as though we have created him, and he has created himself, in the stereotypical image of Irish patriotism."
Adams is a spoofer and would have just about made a Very Boring Bar-Man but for what happened in the North of Ireland.
Mind you his Opportunism has made him and his family very wealthy ! !