Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Diplomatic Language

Further to the great hoo hah over the tawdry behaviour of certain MEPs during their visit to Prague castle the other week comes this little snippet.

Whilst President Vaclav Klaus was visiting Dublin their was an official dinner where he sat with the Irish Taoiseach, Brian Cowen. No doubt they had much to discuss.

Elsewhere the two first ladies were having a discussion. Mary Molloy, a member of the Lenihan political dynasty remarked that the Irish had "voted wrongly" when they rejected theLisbon Treaty.

Livia Klausová, a respected economist, responded, "Well were they wrong when they elected your husband?"

Given that Cowen, like Brown was not elected as PM this was, dare I say it, a little tart.


The Aunt said...

No, just a little ignorant.

Anoneumouse said...

Reminds me of the story about Jean Harlow

She was at a dinner party and kept on addressing Margot Asquith (wife of British prime minister Herbert Asquith) as MargoT (pronouncing the 'T'). Margot finally had enough and said to her "No Jean, the T is silent, as in Harlow.".

Gawain Towler said...

My dear Aunt,

What is ignorant, dissing your own people infront of a foriegn dignatory, or pointing out the lack of democratic mandate in response?

Methinks the first act was the ignorant one.