Noel Whelan is a well-known Fianna Fáil supporter and one-time electoral candidate. He has a regular column in the Irish Times.
Reading his piece in today's paper (Saturday 27th December), I thought Politics.ie users might be interested in drawing some comparisons with a piece of his from roughly 3 months ago.
4th October: The Cowen Government comes of age - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 04, 2008
27th December: Need to resist demand for superficial fix - The Irish Times - Sat, Dec 27, 2008
I won't take the time to cut and paste some, ahem, contrasting points of view. Well, maybe later.
In the meantime, can anyone answer: what's the point of this clown, apart from shameless party hackery? And on a scale of 1 to 10, how completely f--ked are Fianna Fáil if this is the best that a leading supporter, a practicing barrister, can come up with?