Thursday, February 11, 2010

And he didn't copyright the name

Some actual wit from Taoiseach Brian Cowen in the Dail yesterday (with the other lines providing a general sense of the atmosphere in the place) --

Deputy Enda Kenny: Will the Taoiseach indicate the status of the Government statement circulated last night in respect of waste management policy and incineration? It is not on headed paper or signed; it is just a Government statement.

Deputy Seán Power: Could Deputy Kenny speak up?

An Ceann Comhairle: Can we have some ciúnas in the lobbies please?

The Taoiseach: Government statements are never signed.

Deputy Enda Kenny: Many of them are signed.

Deputy Damien English: They usually have a header on top of them.

The Taoiseach: The last guy I knew who signed statements was called P. O’Neill. He is not in action at the moment.

[Noticed via Miriam Lord]

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