Sunday 4 December 2016

Kenny a laughing stock? Just look at Barack Obama's face

Published 28/05/2011 | 05:00

Enda Kenny has developed a debilitating speech defect. Following the College Green fiasco, when he shamelessly and clumsily appropriated the words of President Barack Obama while Obama stood behind him with what looked like a gotcha grin, the Taoiseach's public addresses will henceforth be scrutinised for copyright infringements. Whenever he delivers anything approaching an impressive oration, his listeners won't reflect on what he said so much as wonder who said it first.

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Kenny's gaffe was widely greeted with a combination of cackling and cringing, not to mention flashbacks to the days before he assumed the surface gravitas of office.

There has subsequently been some sympathy, but in reality he slipped on a banana skin that he had peeled for himself.

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