President Michael D. Higgins happened to appear on an Irish radio show back in December, 2010. He was not the President then and I only became aware of this interview today. However, Michael D. Higgins unloaded on Tea Party favorite Michael Graham. He
talks rants about Sarah Palin, President Obama, healthcare and his time in the US. It is absolutely, fecking brilliant and I urge you all to listen to this. You will not be disappointed and make sure and listen until the very end.
God, how good it is to say…I LOVE MY PRESIDENT!!
Well said Michael D.
UPDATED: Courtesy of The Irish Independent:
PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins’ tea party rant has gone global – being viewed almost one million times on YouTube in the last 24 hours.
As first reported by Independent.ie yesterday, a 2010 clip of the then TD slamming the tea party movement has gone viral on social networking sites in the United States.
President Higgins was debating conservative US talk show host Michael Graham on the politics of the tea party movement on Newstalk .
The world media has now begun reporting on the clip, which continues to be viewed thousands of times an hour.
The Toronto Star reports: “Graham tried repeatedly to interrupt Higgins’ four-minute lambasting of fear politics in the United States.”
One of US’ biggest online news sites, The Huffington Post, said: “Although Graham tries to interject, Higgins is clearly having none of it, continuing to berate Graham and Sarah Palin for perceived warmongering.”
Another, siliconerepublic.com says: “President Higgins’ defending of US President Barack Obama as well as US blue-collar workers is something to behold.”
Richard Dawkins, the controversial biologist, tweeted the link to his followers describing President Higgins as “no ordinary president”.
Michael Graham responded to the clip’s new found viral staus yesterday, tweeting: “If opposing Arab terrorists and supporting Israel’s right to self defense still means I’m a ‘w**ker’, nothing’s changed.”
I think we can all agree that Michael Graham is still a wanker. ;)