"Why do you have nothing at all to say on the big news of today, eg, the lamentable ignorance of the NuLab machinery being unable to distinguish between scientific advice and their own need to counter-spin cheap Daily Mail headlines? Oh, I just realised, could it be because the Tories are themselves supporting the sacking of Professor Nutt? How pathetic can you get."
Strangely, I don't feel compelled to comment on every single issue in the news. Especially on day when I have had a full day's work to attend to - you know, the kind of work that keeps Gio in Pedegree Chum.
But since I am now on a train home with bugger all better to do except listen to the man next to me snore, I'll give you a few pearls.
As I tweeted earlier, this is one of those issues where it is genuinely possible to see both sides of the story. Unfortunately, it has become polarised between those who want to see drugs legalised and those who don't, rather than what it should be - a debate about the role of government advisers.
I can entirely understand Alan Johnson's frustration with Professor Nutt. But was it right to sack him in such a peremptory fashion? He did it by email for God's sake. Coward. No, it wasn't right. Advisers advise and Ministers decide. This decision bore the hallmark of a Home Secretary who is not confident enough in his own position that he is even willing to debate it.
If your scientific advisers advise one thing, and you as a minister do another, then the right thing to do is deploy the force of argument to justify your decision. The wrong thing to do is to stick your fingers in your ear and shut 'la la la, not listening' and then sack the adviser.
The other problem here is consistency of message. There are only two positions on drugs. You either believe they are a menace and a danger, in which case you categorise them accordingly. Or you believe that a war on drugs can never be effectively fought, let alone won. In that case, you decriminalise.
Unfortunately this government has sent out very mixed messages and appeared to suggest that cannabis isn't in fact that harmful, and then a couple of years later decided that it is.
Now we have got the worst of all worlds. Thanks to Charles Clarke, Jacqui Smith and now Alan Johnson.
Alan Johnson lost a lot of goodwill this weekend. He thought he was acting the strong man. On the contrary. He showed himself to be in a position of weakness.