The boss is back

  • Betsan Powys
  • 25 May 07, 05:35 PM

Yesterday Rhodri Morgan went to the 6th birthday party of one of his grandchildren. He spotted one little boy staring at him intently.

Eventually the little boy plucked up the courage to ask his friend's grand-dad "Are you the boss?"

After the most topsy-turvy three weeks of his political career, the boss elect suggested that maybe he could answer that qusetion 'tomorrow'.

Well tomorrow came and yes, the boss is back.

The man with the busiest Blackberry in Cardiff yesterday lunchtime, the Presiding Officer, was none too pleased that some Lib Dems had been trying to persuade him to call off the plenary session that he had already called. The Standing Order 36 ruse was never used either.

The nomination went ahead and Rhodri Morgan stood up in the chamber to start the process of "reaching out" to the other parties.

If you thought PR stood for Proportional Representation, then you're right of course. But round the Senedd for the past few days it had started to be used for 'Post Rhodri'. Not any more. Not for now at least ... says the woman who's in the middle of filling in the 'media accreditation form' for the Lib Dem Special Conference in Llandrindod tomorrow. As someone said on Radio Wales this morning you know that the centre of gravity of Welsh politics is on the move when all the crucial decisions are made in Llandrindod! If the laptop works, I'll tell you all about it.

By the way yesterday this blog was given a link from the main BBC news page - proof positive that Welsh politics was truly interesting to them (for a day ...) and in the hope that it has managed to attract interest from beyond Wales, I'll sign off with an englyn to Rhodri Morgan by an anonymous, struggling, not entirely unbiased poet.

If you speak Welsh, enjoy it. If you don't, ask and I'll ask someone else to explain!

I Rhodri

Rhodri - mae'n un egniol - a'r enfys
Mor ynfyd yn farwol;
Am nawr, mae o yn ei ôl,
Rhan addas, i un rhinweddol.

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