I note one or two posters said today words to the effect that some members here "hate" certain politicians as if it was personal or something. I don't believe this to be the case. In fact I feel sorry on a personal level for Brian Cowen. Even the most heartless axe to grind contributors would probrably agree with me that commentary on him in recent years from both outside and inside the country via the media must have been, more often then not, upsetting for him personally. Alot of it has been malicious, calculated and pretty heartless stuff all starting with the paintings a couple of years back. Alot of it has targeted the way he looks which I don't like either. He has been getting a rough time.
Do you feel for him on a personal level? Or is the media just showcasing the way the population really feel?