The Observer front page has Vince Cable being called in to the Treasury to talk with officials about his plans if he gets to be Chancellor.
Suits me. It shows that the Civil Service (which is the force behind the throne) is taking very seriously the possibility of a well-hung Parliament, with the LibDems as part of a coalition Government.
I am not starry eyed or naive about the LibDems, but Vince clearly has a better take on economics than Osborne and Darling, and they will surely lay down Proportional Representation as the minimum requirement for participation in a coalition.
The point is that politics, like everything else, is not a set of absolutes, but everything exists in relation to everything else. Obama is not brilliant, but he is better than Bush. Cable is not infallible, but he is better than Osborne. And Darling.
[update: As I say, Vince is not infallible. It seems the Observer got it wrong. The Sunday Telegraph deputy editor blog says he invited himself to the Treasury. So the Observer story is a non-story. Unless, of course the Sunday Telegraph's Benedict Brogan got it wrong. In which case...oh, never mind. We can still all hope for a hung Parliament]