So Lembit Opik has resigned as Spokesman for the Lib Dems in Wales. Step forwards Roger Williams. Now I could claim Lembit's resignation as my first political scalp. Lembit has told the BBC that he wants to concentrate on his constituency - which suggests that he has some concern about whether he can hang onto the seat at the next election. I've promised him that I intend to fight like a tigress to win it - and I mean it.
But when I read the bitterness in some of his reported comments, I had to ask myself whether there is more to this than is obvious at first glance. At today's Lib Dem conference in Aberystwyth he launched a bitter attack on those in his party who have been undermining him by criticism behind his back. And I'm told repeated this to the media. I agree with Lembit about the distastefulness of this sort of thing. Most politicians suffer from it occasionally, but normally things have to be really venomous to 'go public' about it. This aspect of his resignation comments makes me think that he might just have been pushed, and chose to jump first.
Anyway, I feel some sliver of satisfaction. Montgomeryshire once again has an MP who is promising to give more attention to the constituency. I hope that the General Election contest in Montgomeryshire turns out to be a ferocious battle between candidates who have a total commitment to the constituency. I will play my part. Let battle be joined.