So welcome President Bloomer. Not a keenly fought contest, of course, since he was the only candidate. As he noted in his impish fashion: "ADES is now in a small club along with North Korea and Cuba in that we can arrange electoral matters to our convenience. Even so, it is reassuring to be considered at any rate better than nothing at all."
The bearded supremo is now "Three Jobs" Bloomer - in addition to his normal soubriquet of "Two Brains" Bloomer. As well as ADES president and director in Clackmannan, he is currently acting chief executive of the Wee County.
"No wonder he doesn't have time to shave in the mornings," remarked ever-alert Education Minister Sam Galbraith.
Even as erudite a body as ADES did not let Galbraith off without referring to that baby, or the Blair-titch project, as we gather it is now known. Did he have any similar plans to swell the ranks of New Labour, Archie Morton of Argyll enquired.
"I've got three kids and I'm knackered," Dr Sam replied. "Tony Blair is younger than me, so gie's a break."
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