Enda Kenny, the new Irish PM, is proving as useless as Brian Cowen, the former Irish PM. Get this;
Taoiseach Enda Kenny last night admitted he didn’t raise key economic issues with US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron. Mr Kenny was also embarrassed when it emerged he had lifted a passage of Mr Obama’s own celebrated election night speech without crediting the US president.
However more damagingly, despite Mr Obama’s offering to “do everything we can to help on the path to recovery”, Mr Kenny didn’t ask him if the US government had actually blocked an attempt by the previous Irish government to burn €30bn worth of bondholders. And when he met Mr Cameron last week, he didn’t discuss the interest rate on the British loans in the international aid package.
Mr Kenny did not ask President Obama about a claim that US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner vetoed the previous government’s attempt to force a €30bn haircut on unguaranteed bondholders. “No I didn’t raise it with him. We discussed a whole range of issues,” he said. Mr Kenny said he was not aware of Mr Geithner’s view on the bondholders, even though he met with the treasury secretary in Washington in March.
Wonder what issues were more important than the Irish economy, Mr Kenny? Thus far, you have shown yourself to be every bit as incompetent as Cowen and it seems that you