Huffing and puffing.
Here's an idea for you - one for all 60 Assembly Members to think on at the start of the final week in the life of this third Assembly.
I've bumped into quite a few AMs over the past few days who've been packing their bags. It's no fun, I imagine, putting things away in boxes in the hope that the very same boxes will be unpacked in a few weeks time by newly re-elected, hugely relieved members of the fourth Assembly.
Here's the idea: why not get rid of all Assembly Members for good and instead get Wales' 40, soon to be 30 MPs, to spend a week a month in Cardiff Bay doing their job? While Welsh MPs are camping in Cardiff Bay, dealing with Wales-only, devolved issues, their English colleagues can get on with sorting out England-only policies in Westminster. Neat or what?
In other words let's wave a permanent goodbye to "overpaid and under-employed AMs" but rather than get rid of the National Assembly itself, let's "renew" it in a far less costly form and at the same time, devolve the rest of its work down to the political food chain to local councils.
Before you make up your mind about this "fair, correct, constitutional settlement for the entire UK," it's only fair to point out, I think, that it isn't a deliverable idea by any government from Cardiff. It is, however, in UKIP's manifesto ahead of May's election, which was launched this morning in Cardiff Bay's Yacht Club. It's a key policy but one that couldn't be delivered - at least not without changes to the law elsewhere, where UKIP would, of course, also need a hand on the levers of power.
In other words, it's not going to happen. It is, however, UKIP's ambition and they're convinced it's an idea that will resonate with an over-governed Welsh public. They are just as convinced, by the way, that it's entirely logical and will help them return at least one AM to the Bay in May's election.
UKIP's Kevin Mahoney got an enthusiastic round of applause this morning when he told his assembled audience that he'd voted 'yes' to forming the Assembly back in 1997 but had been appalled by its performance ever since. He got an even warmer reception when he complained that at 15 years old, he was represented by one MP. Now he's represented by 4 MEPs, 5 AMs and 1 MP. "Let's end that" he said, arguing that three of the four parties (Labour were left out of this) have "already conceded" that an AM's job is a part-time job. How else, he asked, do you explain how AMs can also be MPs and local councillors. He named names. I won't. His point is made.
What are MPs doing all day anyway, he asked? 80% of UK laws originate in Brussles and what AMs do could easily enough be done in a quarter of the time. This was, said party leader Nigel Farage, all about offering a real voice of opposition to the comfortable political classes, not just in Wales but beyond.
So hang on. Let's take the logic a step further and ask why not save a whole load more public money by simply getting rid of the National Assembly - not just its members? The thing is, conceded Mr Farage, "there is a level of support for devolution". It was his turn to do some conceding and it would have been pretty difficult for him to do otherwise after the emphatic result of March's referendum. But devolution ought to be dealt with differently, he argued, by a party that won't mind one bit when others are "jolly rude about us ... You're going to see us engaged, perhaps, in pitch battle with the political classes, on many of these issues" he promised.
Mr Farage is certainly right on this: recent opinion polls suggest UKIP could indeed win a seat on the regional list come May. He may be right too that the other parties will be "jolly rude" about much of what UKIP have to say during this campaign. For today, however, it's worse. They've decided not to waste much puff on an idea, one politician suggested, "was obviously drawn up on the back of a very small fag packet."