Cowen: “They might be ready for an election, but they are not ready for government”

One of the biggest questions being asked by the twitizens of the Irish Twitterverse on the day of the Donegal South West bye election was ‘how could 21% of the population vote for Fianna Fail?’… Well, if you have 45 minutes to spare, it’s worth it to watch the Taoiseach in action at Castlefin pumping up the troops…

It’s extraordinary to watch a man who is usually so buttoned up and carapaced when dealing with the press lamming into all and sundry (and making a decent fist at accounting for his recent actions)… He’s at his most firy in the clip above, but it’s worth watching segment two in which he gives Labour two barrels and segment three, which starts with Enda (mostly likely to be the next taoiseach)…

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