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Tripping Along The Ledge


That would be a (hic) ecumenical matter…

My favourite #Cowengate tweet today came from my old Mongrel colleague Alan Moloney (@wshdcomic):

Breaking News: Government are splitting Taoiseach into a Sober Taoiseach & a Pissed Taoiseach.

Lest we forget, I had a late night run-in of my own with Brian Cowen about six months ago.

September 14th, 2010.

7 Responses to “That would be a (hic) ecumenical matter…”

  1. Dan Says:

    It’s easy for you to criticise butler. What with you bring teetotal and all.

  2. darragh Says:

    Figured the story might have been exaggerated until I heard the recording of Morning Ireland. It sounded like he was talking through an old pub carpet, pre-smoking ban.

  3. EoinC Says:

    To be honest, the man is entitled to a drink, he’s entitled to be picked up by his driver, and he’s even entitled to get locked at his party conference, which is what he did by all accounts. What he has no right doing is giving an interview on the national broadcaster in the state he was in, whether he was drunk or hungover.

  4. Eoin Says:

    I suspect it had a lot to do with timing Eoin, morning after Freefall programme aired. If you listen on YouTube, he sounded even worse on Morning Ireland after the same event last year and there was no controversy at all.

  5. TheComicalHat Says:

    Met him at an embassy do in Vietnam on Paddy’s Day when he was just about to slip into Bertie’s underpants as an Taoiseach, and he was certainly drinking and smoking, and a lot of my non-Irish friends were pretty shocked that a DPM could be so clearly on the lash, but they were also kind of envious, which made me for one brief second kinda proud… the fact that I don’t live in Ireland anymore, probably helps me to not give a rat’s arse if our top politician is flagrant piss-head.

    Still, he’s no Boris Yeltsin.

  6. Eoin Says:

    Yeah, Yeltsin had enough cop on to stay on the plane!

  7. TheComicalHat Says:

    I reckon the Ruski secret service drugged him and made him stay on the plane in Dublin lest he start pinching-lassies in the arse and dancing a Ruski jig – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-z9wfueMAw

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