Lise Hand: Ghosts of taoisigh past hover over Enda
Appropriate, really, that at the same time the Olympic torch was doing a lap of honour around the capital our very own team leader was putting in a champion performance in the Dail.
He ducked and dodged and stonewalled. He sprinted for cover like Mayo's own Usain Bolt (but without the power or grace). It was akin to Superman in reverse -- Enda went into a phone-box, changed his clothes and emerged as Bertie, festooned with the former Taoiseach's shiny gold medals in Spoofery and Waffle.
Yesterday morning's Leaders Questions should've been a pleasant lap of honour for Enda, it being his first day back in the office after a convincing win for the Yes camp in the fiscal-treaty referendum.