Leadership the critical quality
TAOISEACH Brian Cowen and Finance Minister Brian Lenihan mounted a useful show of solidarity yesterday. Mr Cowen insisted that he has the full support of his ministers. Mr Lenihan used the same phrase, proclaiming his full support for the Taoiseach.
The Finance Minister was sufficiently relaxed to venture a little joke. On the turmoil within the parliamentary party, he commented: "The most important rumblings are rumblings on the financial markets."
Exactly so. Whatever Mr Cowen or Mr Lenihan may say, the rumblings in the Fianna Fail parliamentary party will not go away.