He came out swinging but faded before bell - like his government
'Do you want a political debate, or do you want answers?" growled the witness, glaring at the Blueshirt TD who had the temerity to pepper him with questions.
Oh dear. Gentlemen (and lady) of the Banking Inquiry - you've been Biffo'ed.
It was classic Brian Cowen. He drove in through the back gate of Leinster House, then marched through the building and headed for the Kildare entrance where the posse of press he had successfully evaded were keeping vigil, to set out his stall in no uncertain manner.