Jan 18, 2009

I'm not not talking to him

It is a good rule of thumb to allow the rumours to be circulated before issuing the press release denying their substance. One has to allow the rumour to marinate to bring out its full press release potential. The Irish Times reports:

TAOISEACH BRIAN Cowen has dismissed suggestions that there are tensions between him and Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan over the Government’s response to the dramatic shortfall in State revenue.

Mr Cowen said reports about divergences of view between the two men, which he had read, had “no basis in fact”.

“There are no tensions between us at all,” he said. “What we are talking about is the Cabinet making decisions based on proposals that will come from the partners in the normal way.”

Somebody needs a good PR officer or at the very least some media training. Has anyone got PJ's phone number?

Why is it that whenever I hear a government minister deny anything that I immediately think the opposite is true. It's like the time, I was selected for an award and the minister said in front of the group of recipients that none of us used pull to get these awards. After the ceremony, everyone was asking who it was that got daddy to pull some strings.

The government should look into recruiting people who don't act like a used car salesman trying to offload a dud on a woman because he believes that women are that gullible.

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