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Published 23/12/2012 | 05:00

Fans of the cutting satirical Irish Pictorial Weekly on RTE will recognise their opening credits in which a dim-witted man is seen wandering aimlessly about the place to jocular music with his right arm extended rigidly looking for a hand, any hand to shake.

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Then, the sketch cuts to footage of Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who in an identical pose as the previously faceless man, hurriedly walks into a room to greet Jose Manuel Barroso.

The sketch gives the impression that Enda Kenny is an idiotic gombeen, who is ill-equipped to run a country, particularly one that is in as big as crisis as Ireland.

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