Chairman Mayo looked lost once job at hand complete
What Enda Kenny may have lacked in political imagination and vision he has made up for in sheer staying power.
As Mr Kenny finally takes his leave as the longest-serving Fine Gael Taoiseach in the history of the State, he will be remembered as the man who steadied the ship and returned Ireland to economic independence.
In a political world heavily populated with racing hares, Mr Kenny was the ultimate political tortoise. He has enjoyed an extraordinarily long political life and has proved virtually indestructible.