Lise Hand: Micheal's rebel yell resonates like a gentle whisper as Brian throws down gauntlet
FINALLY it looked as if a dust-covered, rusty gauntlet would be flung down at the feet of Brian Cowen. And fittingly it was fated to bear the red of the Rebel county.
At 7.45pm yesterday it appeared as if Micheal Martin was set to hurl his customary caution to the wind and set sail across the Rubicon.
Well, he did announce a challenge to Brian's leadership of Fianna Fail but he didn't quite hurl himself overboard. He still remains a member of the officer class despite launching a mutiny against the captain.