John Drennan: FG's 'Man Who Wasn't There' is running out of time
John Drennan says Enda Kenny must answer one question -- why would anyone want him as Taoiseach?
Published 14/02/2010 | 05:00
Like the death of JFK, everyone involved in politics will remember where they were the day they heard George was gone.
Of course, as the dust slowly settles, some will wonder if the furore was yet another example of Fine Gael's eternal capacity to make a drama out of a circus.
But as the departure of George reminded us of the old maxim about how 'marriage is about love and divorce is about money', nothing could disguise the fact that it was an unmitigated disaster for Fine Gael. His former colleagues may now claim Lee was an egotistical, gauche dilettante but whilst some of the spin may be correct, its validity has been drowned by the fissure the departure created between the views of an increasingly cynical public and the united ranks of political and media insiders.