Back to the future for FG
RARELY has there been so great a fuss about a party's internal drama in the life of the country. For Fine Gael members, the vote of confidence in Enda Kenny was high drama, with Richard Bruton cast in the role of Brutus.
The number of votes cast, for and against, was protected like the third secret of Fatima -- only two people knew and it was said they would take the secret to their graves.
After the count, the ballot papers were shredded like White House transcripts. And later, the demeanour of Mr Kenny and his supporters, as they emerged triumphantly from Leinster House, suggested they had just won a general election. Then the victor and a near tearful challenger clasped hands for the cameras in a scene worthy of a 'Rocky' movie.