Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cowen's fitness to perform his job

Following a late night where it seems Cowen had a few pints, he was less than at his best the next morning on RTE Radio. Indeed, his performance was so poor that he had to apologise to the Irish people. And so we get apologies from him and excuses from his colleagues and undertakings not to let it happen again. Would you really apologise just because you were hoarse? Come on! Do you think we are fools, Cowen?

As Abraham Lincoln is reputed to have said, "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time." Fianna Fail seem to think that they can, in fact, fool all of the people all of the time. They will learn soon enough the folly of their ways. Sadly, however, they may have completely ruined the country by then.

If Cowen was not able to perform in front of the RTE microphone while addressing perhaps half a million listeners, how does he perform after a few drinks in the privacy of his own office? One wonders and worries.

Is he the man we need or want to run this country in these troubled times? My answer, regardless of his having been under the weather on RTE, is that he is unfit in any circumstances due to his culpability in creating the collapse of the nation and the economy. If any person has a problem dealing with drink and performing his job after having a few pints, he has no business being the leader of a country.

If it looks like a duck, if it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck ... it is a duck!