Monday 19 February 2018

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

John Drennan

John Drennan

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.

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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