VOICE OF THE SCOTTISH DAILY Mirror: Sum you win.
Now we're stuck with him after a deal with the Tories guaranteed the SNP won the day on their spending plan.
But the hard work for Salmond's minority government starts here.
The budget guarantees a council tax freeze, which will be welcomed by hard-up households across the land.
But the inevitable cuts which will surely follow will not be welcome.
Salmond deserves a pat on the back for getting the budget through, but he'll have a tough time justifying the cuts.