Brian Cowen’s problem is that he believed all that guff about how super intelligent he was, about how he was going to make mincemeat of the opposition and in particular how he was going to destroy Enda Kenny during Dail debate. It’s clear now that he’s no more than a bumbling, naked emperor.
His recent love in with 94 TDs and Senators seems, however, to have given him a boost. ‘Go out there and tell them who’s boss Brian’, they probably urged him. And so he did:
“As long as I am running this Government I will run the Government as I see fit..”
Labour Party leader, Eamon Gilmore had to remind the ‘naked emperor’ that he was answerable to the Dail.