Patrick was given the Luck o' the Irish mantle after a public vote in 2010. The previous Luck o' the Irish retired after 45 years of service. The Karnacky Patrol decided to hold a American Idol style public vote to replace him. It is unlikely that this process will be repeated, Patrick was probably the least qualified of the contestants, but his boyish good looks won through. Since his appointment O'Keel has won some of the doubters over, he is not a complete idiot and Captain Fantastic makes him look positively competent. He makes up for a lot of his failings with a dogged tenacity.