Compared to Cowen, who can try to bully, John is a gentleman. From what we hear Cowen was way out of order and over the top.
Cowen threatened me that time that if he ever heard of anybody criticising his brother Brian, the former taoiseach, he would “break his jaw” . Micheal Martin came along , shook hands with me and Cowen suddenly went silent and disappeared.
All I had done is asked Cowen what his brother was up to and he apparently took this up the wrong way.
He simply reeked of drink.