John Drennan: Hogan widely seen as a liability
IT is just as well for poor Phil Hogan that what Vincent Browne might call "the infernal internet machine" has not so far set up a "rate my minister" website. Because after today's poll, you can be sure that the section of such a site would not be a pretty picture.
The Bigfoot of Fine Gael might still lope around with that Cheshire-cat grin, but not-so-cute Oul Phil has, in the eyes of the electorate at least, become the Martin Cullen of this Government.
Meanwhile, as James Reilly battles it out with Hogan in the "worst performers" stakes, poor Eamon Gilmore must at this point be wishing he could even attract a bit of attention for his flaws. The Tanaiste is, with five per cent, seen as being the sixth-worst performer in government.