Ian Kennedy is a man who likes to thrust his own snout deep into the public expenses trough; now trousering £100k as head of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, this seasoned Quangocrat previously took a wedge of £165k a year as head of the Healthcare Commission. Kennedy lives in North London, on the tube network, yet claimed more than £15,000 in taxi fares in his last job between his Finsbury park office and his home. The lazy bastard should perhaps have heeded the advice given by the health fascist sector and exercised his atrophied legs.
Still, with a man like Kennedy - deeply sympathetic to the idea of fat, bloated, expenses and remuneration - at the helm of the body that will decide MPs' future wedge, troughing MPs must be hoping that the culture of this Rotten Parliament can be continued into the next.
This puts Kennedy at odds both with Legg and Kelly - who each, in their own way, are defending our, the taxpayer's, position.
We'll see Legg's report later today, but we must be ever-vigilant against his good work being undermined by Kennedy's swill-dumping.