Let’s remember that Ryan T is the clown that invited no less an authority than Liz O’Kane (and perhaps that idiot Brendan O’Connor) onto to his programme to ring in the new year - to give us all a cheery lift…
He’s a FF muppet through & through - as interviews go, it’ll be similar to the hand-job that was Miriam O’Callaghan’s treatment of the new Taniste following her appointment by Clowen last year…
Merely a PR excercise to try to save the unsavable…
Ryan T is cousin to two FF TD’s one of whom is a minister, and did “the brudder” run in the June elections? Expect a softfocus interview that would make Jody Corcoran weep for the decline in hardhitting interview skills.
Brian Cowen is the man who as finance minister allowed public sector spending to balloon on the basis of unsustainable one-off taxes - I.e. he created the structural deficit which we are all paying for now.
It was totally obvious that these taxes were unsustainable (at the time!!!) as they depended on an ever increasing ratio of private sector debt to GDP.
Hence he was clearly a completely incompetent finance minister.
His normal get out clause is that the other parties were suggesting even greater spending - however while mostly true this does not make him any less of an idiot - and he was the person who had the actual responsibility.
If someone could put this in an more user friendly way then I think it would be a good question to send in.
Cowen should be asked if he thinks it’s OK for the state owned Anglo to loan Liam Carroll €68 million to complete the Anglo HQ down the docklands? Lenny choked on that one last night. It’ll be good to see if 24 hours to think about it helps the f*cker any.
From my far away viewing platform it appears that all these emails landing in the boxes of politicians for the last week plus made the PR guru’s think doing live emails in on TV…liek they won’t be vetted for fuck sake.
They will still fuck you no matter how much they flatter your perceptions of your democratic franchise.
The Mass Media is not your friend and the Late Late Show is exactly that about 2 years to late.