So Plaid Cymru's Executive Committee has decided to 'talk on' with Labour about forming a Coalition Government to run the National Asembly for Wales for the next four years. This will be the top news line in Wales tonight - but what does this mean for the 'Rainbow Coalition'. Is it deceased? No. I understand that the Rainbow option hasn't been dropped - so Tory group leader, Nick Bourne won't let his dogs loose on Ieuan Wyn Jones just yet. But what is poor old Mike German to do. At present, he looks to be heading for political oblivion - when all it would take is one phone call.
"Hi Rhodri. Mike here. Fancy a cappuccino? OK then. A pint in the Dog and Duck. See you in an hour."
That's all it would take. Rhodri's been on the TV, giving him the 'come-hither' look. Labour MPs are positively gagging for him to pick up the phone - with gradations of enthusiasm. Kirsty Williams, his talented and scheming successor is so bruised that she wouldn't dare try anything behind the scenes again for a while. Even Peter Black is telling him that he has given up the idea of being a 'refusenik'. He could be Deputy First Minister again. He did so enjoy strutting around Wales in his ministerial car, DFM 1. There seems so little to lose. Oh, it must be so tempting. Perhaps a little Chopin to clear his mind - and then straight for the phone to Rhodri.