Cowen is right to look at the 'big picture'
Brian Cowen has asked union members to consider the "bigger picture". As much as it pains me, I agree with him.
Cowen doesn't deserve to lead this country, but he is right to seek reform of the public sector and to encourage realism among public sector workers, however belatedly.
I am a public servant and former union member who has never been behind the door when it comes to condemning Brian Cowen and the part his party played in bringing about our economic calamity. However, the time has come to allow our chickens home to roost, no matter how uncomfortable that might be.