Gene Kerrigan: Mr Cowen goes to Washington and rewrites history
He deserves credit for trying to explain his actions, but he conveniently ignores warnings he got, says Gene Kerrigan
Published 01/04/2012 | 05:00
TWICE in recent weeks, Brian Cowen came out of seclusion. The first time, at the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis, he got a standing ovation. He responded with what looked like gratitude and perhaps a little disbelief.
Then he went to Georgetown University, in Washington, to deliver a lengthy speech. The media response back home was muted.
It was, however, a substantial speech, more than 8,000 words long. And it was the first time any of the politicians who presided over the debacle bothered to provide a considered explanation of what they did and why. For that he deserves credit.