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]