We Irish have an annoying habit of claiming everything and everyone that moves. So it continues with the big secret of the American presidency now out in the open! And here may be the reason GWB is not always understood by his peers:
“Recently, George W. Bush, commenting on his rather confusing oratorical style, compared himself to the inscrutable Irish writer, James Joyce: I must be Irish myself. Every time I speak in public I end up sounding like James Joyce. Though he may have been joking, there is evidence to suggest not only Irish ancestry, but the most illustrious Irish ancestry descent from Brian Boru, the first High King of Ireland.”
The rest is in the subscrition only Irish Abroad website.
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