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    'Crisis - Inside the Cowen Government' tonight on RTE 1. Already looking like another scramble to pass the buck and trot out the same old excuses.

    Cowen had communication problems and Willie was uncomfortable with the way the guarantee was rushed is the best they can lead with.

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    Further waste of licence fee.
    Thomas Jefferson : Banking Establishments are More Dangerous to our Liberties than Standing Armies.

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    Setting up the patsy alright.
    What about the most cunning etc, etc who came before him?

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    The main revelation will be that Brian Cowen likes alcohol and trusts Fianna Fail loyalists more than others.


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    Thought the Mammy O Rourkes comment about liking to have heard more of the great speeches he made "down the country" to be quiet ironic.
    Suddenly people starting to realise he was a spoofer with a big mouth and a lip on him, and little else.
    Well I never!

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    Only ever made "rousing speeches" to rooms of Fianna Fáilers. No one outside the party ever witnessed one.

    Cowen's only communication problem was everybody knew what he was at

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    1st excuse) Dublin meeja - urban/rural divide

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    Hanafin dripping Dublin snobbery over the Cowen homecoming after his election - 'That wont cut it in Dun Laoghaire' she sniffed.

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    "No-one knew what they were doing"

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    2nd excuse) Lehman Brudders

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    Will anyone say that Lenihan shared his father's affection for both drink and the truth?

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    O'Rourke is a skilled operator. Nasty piece of work but razor sharp.

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    When weighing up what O'Dea says about events you always have to wonder whether a different story would emerge if someone beside him had a tape recorder at the relevant times.

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    Liars, chancers and spoofers

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    I met one of the Cowen's above on a few occasions when he was, apparently, in the eye of the storm. I didn't get that impression at all. He was quite courteous and professional and didn't give off any aura that he, or the state, was in crisis. Indeed at one of the meetings one of his ministers was quietly (and insultingly) slumping lower and lower in her chair as she dozed away .... !

    Let's not forget this gang:
    Give me a misty day, pearly gray, silver, silky faced, wide-awake crescent-shaped smile

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