Peter Hain spent years fighting apartheid. He spent years trying to get elected to Parliament. He's written dozens of books and pamphlets on politics.
He's spent the last 10 years in government - in big departments like the DTI, the Foreign Office and the Department for Work and Pensions (whose budget is 9 times that of the Welsh Assembly). He was Northern Ireland Secretary when devolution was restored to Belfast.
So he'll be really chuffed to discover that Glyn Davies thinks he'll want to spend his twilight years as AM for Neath.
It may look like promotion from Berriew, it certainly doesn't from Westminster, where Hain is still an MP.
Glyn advises us to remember: "You heard it here first".
We will, Glyn, we will.