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Lise Hand: It doesn't take an Einstein to see which Mary got shafted in survival of not-so-fittest

Published 24/03/2010 | 05:00

IT'S somewhat ironic that the largest pair of cojones belonging to a minister in this Old Boys' Club of a government is attached to the most ladylike of the three women in the Cabinet, Mary Hanafin.

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To say that the Taoiseach's much-anticipated reshuffle was akin to rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic would be incorrect -- Brian Cowen simply moved the deckchairs over to the iceberg.

There had been a sense of expectation around Leinster House recently that, for a Government running out of steam in the middle of some seriously choppy waters, this reshuffle represented a real opportunity for the Taoiseach to chuck a few of the wonkier chairs overboard.

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