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Shane Ross: Cowen flees into arms of Fas

Published 26/09/2010 | 05:00

ON Monday evening last, Brian Lenihan released Brian Cowen from political bondage. The Taoiseach -- reprieved by his Finance Minister -- instantly bolted to a safer haven.

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No, not to Offaly. Nor into the arms of his demoralised Fianna Fail tribe; but in his mission to save his skin, he turned to a different type of bondage -- quango bondage -- as he landed straight into the arms of Ireland's immovables. Identifying unemployment as the biggest sore on the scarred landscape, he issued press releases galore to reinvent himself as a man of action.

In support of this fantasy, the Taoiseach herded the representatives of a dozen half-dead sheep into his office in Merrion Street.

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