Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week August 18, 2013Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
The Sindo has a load of stories featuring Brian Cowen this week, ahead of his appearance before the inquiry into the
clusterfuck handling of the current crisis. A choice quote below.
Daniel McConnell examines the relationship between Brians Cowen and Lenihan.
Cowen, instead of seeking counsel from his most senior minister, sought solace and advice from his tight-knit coterie of ‘Dail Bar’ cronies, who harboured animosity to the Cambridge-educated finance minister, ultimately calling on Cowen to sack him.
Lenihan, who had cancer, assumed the role of saving the country single-handedly, often against the wishes of his Taoiseach, while battling the terminal illness.
As the story notes further down, Lenihan wanted more savage cuts straight away, supported in this desire by Willie O’Dea. Austerity has of course been such a success worldwide. With saviours like these …