John Drennan: Our Taoiseach is now Europe's puppet king
And Brian Cowen leads a State that has been hollowed out of his own reckless incompetence, says John Drennan
LAST week, the political grim reaper indulged in a test run of his sickle across the necks of Enda Kenny and Brian Cowen.
In spite of the best efforts of the Donegal electorate and half his party, Kenny, whose sole political talent now appears to be escapology, may still talk his way into the Taoiseach's office.
On the other hand, the only positive to emerge for Mr Cowen is that a Taoiseach who has so far been an even greater cipher than Jack Lynch has finally found a political role. His destiny is to be the undertaker of the State, and of the party he governs in that weird, fitful way of his.