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    Default Brian Cowen featured on NBC's Tonight with Jay Leno (USA)

    I was watching CNBC Europe's repeat of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and there was a pretty rough piece which featured a picture of Brian Cowen which was taken from the internet. He was looking very "merry" at some kind of a party or something.

    Leno asked the audience to guess what this guy does :

    Is he a) A bartender b) A politician or c) a night club comedian.

    The audience voted by clapping loudly / shouting.
    He then revealed that he was in fact the Irish PM.
    He followed this by saying that "at least we aren't the only country with ......."
    (Needless to say it wasn't particularly flattering)

    Unfortunately, the video is not viewable from outside the United States.
    However, if anyone has any way around it, or is in the US perhaps they might do the honours and get a YouTube clip ?

    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - Video - NBC.com

    The episode aired in the US on 22 September and repeated twice on CNBC Europe this weekend and on Thursday.

    The material is in the monologue at the start, but is not available on the 'highlights from the monologue' on the NBC website as it contained images. They edit everything that isn't just Jay Leno talking out.

    Unfortunately, it just shows that Taoisigh need to manage their personal (public) appearances. There's no point in blaming Simon Coveney or anyone else. It's vitally important that the Taoiseach himself projects a competent and confident image at all times. Politics, particularly at that level, is a 24/7/365 gig.
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    Hardly surprising. Clowen has disgraced this nation, and brought shame to the legacy of heroes like Michael Collins who laid down their lives so that we might be free. FF has taken that freedom and pissed it up against a urinal wall in a 3 star galway hotel. If there's one thing we can say for certain about Enda Kenny, it is that he will never be featured on Jay Leno.
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    It's worrying as it's also a show that repeats on CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia. These are major international business channels and Tonight, with Jay Leno is the only light entertainment they broadcast.

    For that reason, it's not a show you'd want to be lampooned on if you were trying to convince business people of your competence.

    Again, the picture they used has nothing to do with Twitter or Coveney. It's just something that you'll find if you do a Google image search of his name!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spotty View Post
    Hardly surprising. Clowen has disgraced this nation, and brought shame to the legacy of heroes like Michael Collins who laid down their lives so that we might be free. FF has taken that freedom and pissed it up against a urinal wall in a 3 star galway hotel. If there's one thing we can say for certain about Enda Kenny, it is that he will never be featured on Jay Leno.
    How many people did Michael Collins arrange the deaths of ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    How many people did Michael Collins arrange the deaths of ?
    Eh, I think we can have an entirely new thread about that over on History

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    Quote Originally Posted by slx View Post
    Eh, I think we can have an entirely new thread about that over on History
    You could but when someone extols so called virtues of someone who murdered many V someone who never has then it is a legitimate response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    How many people did Michael Collins arrange the deaths of ?
    The omelette/egg analogy is unpleasant, but is ever apt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    How many people did Michael Collins arrange the deaths of ?
    Not half as many as he should have. Dynastic FF names spring to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slx View Post
    I was watching CNBC Europe's repeat of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and there was a pretty rough piece which featured a picture of Brian Cowen which was taken from the internet. He was looking very "merry" at some kind of a party or something.

    Leno asked the audience to guess what this guy does :

    Is he a) A bartender b) A politician or c) a night club comedian.

    The audience voted by clapping loudly / shouting.
    He then revealed that he was in fact the Irish PM.
    He followed this by saying that "at least we aren't the only country with ....... leaders"
    (Needless to say it wasn't particularly flattering)

    Unfortunately, the video is not viewable from outside the United States.
    However, if anyone has any way around it, or is in the US perhaps they might do the honours and get a YouTube clip ?

    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - Video - NBC.com

    The episode aired in the US on 22 September and repeated twice on CNBC Europe this weekend and on Thursday.

    The material is in the monologue at the start, but is not available on the 'highlights from the monologue' on the NBC website as it contained images. They edit everything that isn't just Jay Leno talking out.

    Unfortunately, it just shows that Taoisigh need to manage their personal appearances. There's no point in blaming Simon Coveney or anyone else. It's vitally important that the Taoiseach himself projects a competent and confident image at all times. Politics, particularly at that level, is a 24/7/365 job.

    I happened to catch this the other night. Obviously I knew the answer before he announced it but it is embarrassing to have the Taoiseach become the butt of jokes on the late night comedy shows. It came at the very end of the monologue.

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    Here's the photo they used



    Immediately after the photo Leno says "It's so nice to know we're not the only country with drunken morons".

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRZvERI5nf8"]YouTube - Brian Cowen featured on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno monologue[/ame]
    Last edited by David Cochrane; 27th September 2010 at 03:36 PM. Reason: Added link to NBC video on YouTube

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