Oddly enough Mike Smithson at the excellent Political Betting site was tipping now ex-Treasuary Minister Kitty Ussher back in September as a potential Labour version of Sarah Palin. This is before Obama won and when Sarah P was seen as invigorating the clapped out Republicans’ chances by refreshing the parts others could not reach. Read it here.

Old blogposts in the current light of day eh? Meanwhile by the power of google CNN is also reporting an “Usher parting company” story. It’s not however a departure from the Treasuary but a marital split for the similarly monikered singer.