Describing his decision to choose Louth over West Belfast on Good Morning Ulster, Gerry Adams resorted to a famous quote from the American poet Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken":
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Fairly fitting given Mr Adams' long documented love of trees reiterated just this weekend on his Leargas blog.
It made me think of other Robert Frost poems such as his "Ten Mills":
I never dared to be radical when young
For fear it would make me conservative when old.
Maybe not so fitting for Gerry Adams, that one (unless you are a dissident). Perhaps more suitable for a middle of the road politician like David Ford.
Any other (repeatable) poems which you can think of which sum up individual politicians?