The Naked Taoiseach

I’d love to know how people get away with this type of thing without beign noticed, but it gave me a bit of a laugh on a dull Tuesday anyway.

A painting of Mr Cowen holding his underpants appeared in the Royal Hibernian Academy and one of him pictured on the toilet ended up in the National Gallery.


I await the caption suggestions…….

  • Modernist

    I’ve heard the term “the emperors got no clothes on” bandied around alot in the last while. I think it’s apt

  • joeCanuck

    Eat my shorts.

  • Mayoman

    Cowen: “So, my point was, while my underpants are perfectly functional, its the stains on the inside that make them worthless.”

    “economic” as the code word! 🙂

  • Dave

    “I’ve made a bigger tit of myself as Taoiseach than this hairy pair double Ds.”

  • An fhirinne gharbh

    He’s no oil painting, is he?

  • Diluted Orange

    Is that a gun under your overhang? Or are you just pleased to see me?

  • jone

    Watch the RTE 9’o clock news; the supine bosses have agreed that an apology should be read to Biffo for covering this story, not because they got it wrong but because he doesn’t like having the piss taken.

  • Get your knickers off, you’re on next, Mary!

  • “Does anyone want to see my golden circle?”

  • Rory Carr

    I expect Cowan is simply demonstrating that, like his predecessor, Bertie, he has nothing whatsoever to hide.

  • joeCanuck

    You win, by a long shot.

  • Greagoir O Frainclin

    An excellent portrait that has captured Cowan very well!

    Van Dyck would be proud!

  • Greagoir O Frainclin

    …however the artist forgot to paint the skid marks on jocks.

  • Rory (South Derry)

    Greagoir O Frainclin

    He has enough Stains (Skid Marks) in this cabinet!

  • Seymour Major

    There is no more inflation but the whole economy is “belly up”

  • “Cal van Klein – Spring 2009”