So Tony Ryall sneaks into a few hospitals now and then to see for himself what's going on in the A&E departments, and somehow that's a problem.
According to media reports there's some kind of ministerial protocol that you should give staff advance warning that you are visiting. But Ryall apparently just sneaks in, looks about, talks to a few patients and then goes again.
Labour were quick to jump all over this - it's a breach of protocol, warned Annette King.
Well, maybe it is, but who gives a damn? The man in charge of our health system is entitled to know how things are operating in our hospitals, and without the filter provided by his advisers and carefully managed official visits.
Annette King should have said nothing when the media asked her view. If there's a single vote on this issue for Labour I'd be surprised.
Does she really think people would criticise Ryall for this?*
* Unless it turns out he was hiding behind a sofa and secretly videotaping people during these visits.