Cowen – tired and emotional on Morning Ireland

Desperate when a fella can’t shoot the breeze, get hoarse singing and mimicing his friends and enemies and then not be given the lattitude afforded to all BIFFOs of being “tired and emotional”. The reaction on radio was pofaced and hilarious all round. Cowen needs an antihistamine, a nasal steroid and an ENT consultation. Alternatively he could join Father Matthew!

This episode brings memory of Winston Churchill as Prime Minister. Bessie Braddock was a formidable Labour MP from Liverpool.This was a famous spat in the Commons.

Braddock: “Winston, you are drunk, and what’s more you are disgustingly drunk.”
Churchill: “Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.