Lise Hand: The soldiers of detox rally to cure Brian's Coveney-induced horrors
At 8.45am yesterday morning, it looked like it was going to be a routine day at the Fianna Fail think-in. A bit of chat about NAMA and the economy and a final press conference to wrap up the two-day meeting in Galway.
And then, by 9am, Squiffogate was in full swing. For within that 15 minutes the Taoiseach had conducted an interview on 'Morning Ireland'.
That, too, was routine, but yesterday morning Brian Cowen -- a renowned mimic -- sounded eerily like a cross between Louis Armstrong and a rusty gate.