Some guy called Deaglan De Breadun wrote an article about some guy called Brian Cowen who was leader of some country called Ireland.
Apparently, this Cowen guy had some sort of leadership role in Ireland and has just delivered a state of the nation address on the major crisis evolving in that country – a year after being thrown out of office.
In the 8,400 word speech the Cowen guy blames the international financial crisis and the people of Ireland for everything.
He makes a strong case for a more orderly and better-regulated economic order instead of the anarchic greed and avarice that brought us (the world) to our present sorry state.
An electorate that has learnt to vote according to its pocket-book and local or sectional concerns rather than the broader national interest.
The De Breadun guy obviously has great admiration for this Cowen guy, which, in all sympathy, is a pretty sad way to live.
As for the Cowen guy – well, he’s just sad.