‘Not just readers of a prepared script…’

I missed Brian Cowen’s Paddy’s Day autocue fluff… Stephen Collins doesn’t mention in his slightly breathless account of the Taoiseach’s biggest ‘foreign policy’ spake of the year, but Rabbi Jonathan Sach’s was particularly struck at how both men met with the changed circumstances with lightness and humour in his Thought for the Day slot on the BBC’s Thought for the Day slot yesterday morning… Whatever his political opponents think about his party’s flawed efforts to rescue the country’s flagging fortunes, ordinary citizens need him to improvise well and safely…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty