Things have certainly changed in Ireland. As the country goes down the economic gurgler, straight laced wowserism is growing. The latest victim is the country’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen who is under attack for appearing on a morning radio program after allegedly sampling too much Guinness while at a post party conference party until 4am.
Now some churlish members of his Fianna Fail Party are demanding an emergency parliamentary party meeting to discuss his leadership and all because one Irish opposition politician, Fine Gael’s Simon Coveney, posted an allegation on Twitter that Cowen had been “halfway between drunk and hungover and totally disinterested”. Is it attitudes such as this that are resulting in this?