When you are the leader of our country, the personal is political
The truth is that we were afraid to confront the issue of Cowen's drinking habits, writes Celia Larkin
Burying your head in the sand only exposes your rear end for a good kick. And by God, that's what the Fianna Fail party got. Yet, as last week's documentary proves, some of the heads are still stuck in the sand.
Mary Hanafin and Mary O'Rourke were attacked after that programme by Fianna Fail parliamentary party members for calling a spade a spade. That's a real case of not facing up to reality.
Brian Cowen indulged in a practice of bar room politics long obsolete in the modern day political domain.