But if Councillor Robin Stirling is one of Jim's hopes of seizing the moral high ground
from the DUP then he's sunk.
Seizing the moral high ground
in matters of top people's pay is rare, but Cardiff Council leader Rodney Berman said, "The allowance I receive comprises two elements - the basic allowance which every councillor receives, together with the more signifi-cant element I receive as leader of the council, which is the special responsibility allowance (SRA).
This could then be presented as seizing the moral high ground
, although the Reds might have to move sharply, as who's to say Uefa might not make a similarly sensational move?
Rather than advocating loyalty to Islam over nationalism, Kurdish Islamic parties are seizing the moral high ground
against Kurdistan's ruling secular parties, whom they accuse of corruption and economic mismanagement.
Hauling water for teachers' unions, cynically manipulating the soccer mom vote, trashing the speechless Bob Dole as "wrong in the past, wrong for our future," all while abandoning the kids at risk - well, that's what seizing the moral high ground
on education was really all about.