I know that some, maybe many SNP people have been dreading today.
Some wise councils have been saying that their McArthyite muck raking could backfire, 'OK we're having a great time but, what if they find one of ours who they can use to get back at us'.
The money they didn't declare sneaked by, Souter's 30 pieces of Silver got him and them what they wanted in a shameful 'quid pro quo'
"businessmen give money to political parties to buy influence" ( Ian Macwhirter The Herald )
Sean (take that you bitch) Connery's bought influence didn't shame them, SNP MP plying underage girls with drink to molest them was let go etc. etc.
The wise councils in the SNP are saying 'we should have left it alone' We went over the top, someone was bound to hit back, someone has, and horror of horrors it's wee Alex ( the spiv ) in the dock, the great 'braveheart' leader himself, ( a special price for you Donald my son )
How many homes does 'The Daily Record' go into ? second only to the Sun I believe. Banner headline page 2 "£20,000 A DAY FOR SALMOND EXPENSES" yes folks Alex (the spiv) has knocked his rivals into a cocked hat.
His rivals are amateurs, they are just playing at it, the wee spiv. doesn't do things by half, his motto is 'if you're going to do something, do it right' If he did a full 5 day week that would be £100,000, £400,000 a month, over £5 million a year with interest, what can you say ? he's a great Scot. indeed.
Val Doonican used to sing this line "Delaney lay exhausted hanging round it's throat with a grip just like a Scotsman on a "£5 note" wee Alex ( the spiv ) enhances that famous reputation.
When next they meet that other legendary operator 'The Trump' will doff his cap and wig and say "Alex, soul mate, I salute you"