Cowen’s joint university initiative…

BRIAN Cowen has admitted smoking cannabis at university, causing minor controversy down south after the Finance Minister’s Hot Press interview. In this post-Clinton era, such admissions are fairly de rigour, and unlikely to raise eyebrows in a way they once did. Meanwhile in the same issue of Hot Press (not online yet), Green leader Trevor Sargent – one of the few Protestants in the Dail – admits to reading the Bible every day, and fancying Cameron Diaz. Naturally, it’s her mind he’s attracted to.