It's more parties than Paris Hilton for 'open book' Pat
It really was quite unprecedented, and the gaggle of media in the Mansion House was suddenly able to empathise with the car-chasing dog that finally snags itself a nice Beemer.
Pat Cox was up on the podium in the Mansion House yesterday morning, confirming that he had indeed thrown his bespoke Panama into the Presidential ring and was joining the race for the Aras -- a race which appears to be acquiring a similar number of contestants as the Women's Mini-Marathon.
However, Fine Gael's newest recruit seemed undaunted by the fact that he was slower off the blocks than the rest of the runners. He had made a grand entrance to the Oak Room, walking hand-in-hand with his wife Cathy past rows of applauding supporters with the assured air of a front-runner rather than a back-marker.