I've never fully understood quite why Mirror hack Kevin Maguire feels so bitter, but boy does he? I know he still goes on about some Bill Clinton article he drafted which I am supposed to have given to The Sun.
I've never had the heart to tell him his draft was so badly written I wouldn't have shown it to the President's driver, let alone the President. Then I suspect he knows that Gordon might have consulted me when some of Kevin's friends were suggesting him for a job in Number 10 or the Labour Party, and I did what I always do - said what I thought.
And most recently, I fear the non appearance of his occasional column in my guest edited New Statesman might have not got down well. But again, was I going to put his weekly dose of not terribly well informed gossip ahead of my splendid interview with Alex Ferguson, my other's half's excellent read on education or TB's interesting piece on God?