James Downey: Knives have now been unsheathed for Cowen
Published 18/09/2010 | 05:00
WHEN you make a bad mistake, you have two choices. You can brazen it out, or you can apologise. And if you apologise, you must do so promptly and graciously and with sincerity, or at least apparent sincerity.
This week, Brian Cowen lost on every count.
First, he tried the brazening-out route. Par for the Cowen course, and the Fianna Fail course. The whole thing was a Fine Gael conspiracy. It was also a "new low". Funny how Fianna Fail's opponents hit so many new lows, while they never sink to any lows themselves.