Today the launch of the Fianna Fail election manifesto was overshadowed by an exchange between Vincent Browne and Bertie Ahern. The Taoiseach sounded annoyed and under pressure while a Fianna Fail representative tried to silence Vincent leading to comparisons with Charlie Haughey. Nothing I can write here can do justice to the exchange but RTE has provided the exchange in a handy real player stream.
Bookmaker Paddy Power has cut the odds on Brian Cowen becoming the next Taoiseach from 25 to 1 down to 8 to 1. Are the sharks circling for Bertie?