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John Drennan: Only a reshuffle will give Cabinet back to Cowen

But his reluctance to clean house may be because he's still a man without a decent plan, says John Drennan

Published 10/01/2010 | 05:00

OUTSIDE of Brian Lenihan, the most relieved soul in the world of politics over the ongoing fitness for office of the Minister for Finance will have been Brian Cowen.

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The last thing Clara's Captain Bligh needed was to start 2010 by scraping the bottom of the FF political barrel to find a replacement for his Fletcher Christian.

Sadly, as is always the way, Mr Lenihan's new status as a cross between Tiny Tim and Scott of the Antarctic has opened an entirely new problem for the Taoiseach.

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