Having tirelessly served the people for the last few years, rather than retreat to his ice fortress, the sinister Pow-El has opted for a little ME time:
Jonathan Powell, one of Tony Blair's closest advisers during his time as UK prime minister, is set to enter the banking world after agreeing to join one of Wall Street's biggest firms.
Don't fret, the government is still in safe, scaly hands:
The appointment will further strengthen ties between the Labour government and the US bank after Gordon Brown appointed Jeremy Heywood as head of domestic policy in June.
Mr Heywood, who quit as principal private secretary to Mr Blair in 2003, subsequently spent four years as co-head of Morgan Stanley's UK investment banking business before taking his position in Mr Brown's cabinet.
What special expertise will Pow-El bring to the house of Morgan Stanley? After all, his only real experience is in the controlled demolition of Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
According to Morgan Stanley's recruitment supremo (above):
We have underground samizdat publication, The Daily Telegraph to thank for confirming what we at the Alliance have long suspected:
It has become increasingly commonplace for investment banks to hire former government ministers and politicians to introduce them to clients and brief them on government policy.....
Former Conservative prime minister John Major is a senior adviser to Credit Suisse while ex-German chancellor Gerhard Schröder works part-time for Rothschild.
Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi spent time with Goldman Sachs before and after his first spell as Italian leader in the 1990s.
Morgan Stanley declined to comment.
I hope you, brothers and sisters, do not feel the same way.