Say or think what you will about the Tea Party, say or think what you will about Barack Obama, say or think what you will about a foreigner involving himself in U.S. politics, a 2010 interview between outspoken human rights activist — now Irish President — Michael D. Higgins and Boston conservative radio show host Michael Graham has gone viral.

The website Upworthy posted the audio a couple of weeks ago with the headline, “A Tea Partier Decided To Pick A Fight With A Foreign President. It Didn’t Go So Well.”

The Huffington Post introduces the audio clip with “Leave it to the Irish to teach their American cousins a thing or two about the ancient art of the smackdown.”

Hear for yourself.

Dorian de Wind, Military Affairs Columnist
Leave a replyComments (5)
  1. ShannonLeee August 31, 2012 at 11:58 am

    well that was awesome. although President vs douche radio host is not exactly a fair match.

  2. DORIAN DE WIND, Military Affairs Columnist August 31, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I would love to see him debate a real “douche” with the initials R. L.

  3. Barky August 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Where was this two years ago?? It could have made a real difference then …

  4. DORIAN DE WIND, Military Affairs Columnist August 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Good question, Barky.

    Still, even two years later, it sounds good :)

  5. Rcoutme September 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

    “…instead of a wanker whipping up fear!” I like the tone of that…

    Oh, and I live in the Boston area, too.