Friday, January 21, 2011

Mrs Robinson kept things simple

Peter Robinson and Brian Cowen, nearly 3 years ago.

Irish government press release for 21 January 2011, already posted on government websites the evening of the 20th --

The Taoiseach, Mr Brian Cowen TD, will today (sic) lead the Irish Government delegation at the Eleventh Plenary Meeting of the North South Ministerial Council ... The meeting will be held in the new headquarters of the Joint Secretariat to the North South Ministerial Council in Armagh and will be hosted by the North's First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

The photo above comes from a 2008 news article where both leaders-elect were in coronation mode, and promising the island a glorious future in the booming financial services industry.

Then Peter Robinson found out about his wife and the younger man, and the Republic of Ireland found out about Brian Cowen and the bankers.

In the republic, we'd have been better off with the affair. But either way, as the financial deluge subsides and the waters fall short, we see the dreary leaders of Down and Offaly emerging once again.

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