The Rainbow Coalition is on the point of being agreed. The electorate will crucify any party that props up the one-legged duck now. Since the deal is as good as done, I can't understand why the Beeb isn't telling us about it. I suppose it will be news when a press release has gone out putting the story on a plate for them - and bloggers will have moved on and be talking about what happens to Labour now that Rhodri is going! Is it to be Andrew or Carwyn? Or will Leighton do a Cameron?
Anyway, I have been thinking about who would be in my 'rainbow' cabinet - and for the purposes of this post I am assuming the same pattern of ministerial responsibilities as existed pre-May 3rd.
Ieuan Wyn Jones-------First Mimister
Nick Bourne-------------Deputy First Minister and Finance Spokesman
Mike German -----------Deputy First Minister and Local Government Spokesman
Rhodri Glyn Thomas---Health Spokesman
Helen Mary Jones------ Social Justice Spokesperson and Business Manager
Elin Jones------------ ----Environment and Countrtyside Spokesperson
Jonathon Morgan-------Education Spokesman
Alun Cairns----------- ---Ecomomy Spokesman
Jenny Randerson------- Culture Spokesperson
Mike German is a sort of 'second' Deputy First Minister and in on a temporary basis - and I expect him to be replaced as Lib Dem leader by Kirsty Williams in due course. Jenny is in because she did such a good job as Culture Minister last time around. I think Rhodri Glyn is the only one who is capable of handling the 'almost impossible' Health brief. Elin Jones could be changed for Aluin Ffred Jones. I would love to put David Melding in - but I cannot see how Jonathon or Cairnsey can be left out. Jocylyn Davies would make the best Busines Manager - but I can't see how I can arrange it. I haven't bothered with the Deputy positions - because I don't agree that there should be any. Too many on the payroll.
Now tell me where I'm wrong.