I am not going to say that I told you so.
But, of course, I told you so.
Japan PM cools on succession bill
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has indicated he may no longer speed a bill through parliament to allow female royal succession.
Mr Koizumi's slower approach came one day after the news that Princess Kiko was pregnant, raising hopes a male heir may yet be born into the royal family.
"I want to proceed cautiously so as not to make this a political tool," Mr Koizumi said of the controversial bill.
True, it was a no-brainer. However, the PM's brain trust has appeared particularly brainless of late.
It was a long Oshogatsu. Maybe the team got a little soft.
Welcome to February, gentlemen and ladies! We still have eight months on this thing!