It's been noted for some time that Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum is the one driving the country although Bainimarama continues to wield the stick at QEB barracks.
Those following the fortunes of Fiji and the Pita Driti trial may well be nodding their heads right now saying "well, it shows AG overrules the PM in the judiciary."
Is that really the case - or is Bainimarama more complicit than they think?
In a few short hours, Paul Madigan overturned the 'not guilty' verdict of three assessors who this week heard the case against Driti.
Supporters thought Driti would get off the charge of sedition and inciting mutiny and revelled in hope after the initial verdict.
But Madigan, who is known to be Khaiyum's man, quickly overturned the verdict saying he believed Manasa Tagicakiba's story Driti had tried to 'seduce him from his duty and allegiance to the country' and support the plot to remove Bainimarama and kill Khaiyum.
There was no hard evidence for the aborted plot but Madigan reckons Tagicakiba was convincing and Driti not.
Insiders say Driti was supposed to get off but there was a call to Madigan shortly before he delivered his judgement.
Other stories are swirling, too, the big one being this: Bainimarama was looking out for Driti and he had a shot at being Police Commissioner if he'd been acquitted.
The cold truth is this: Bainimarama and Khaiyum are partners in crime and Bainimarama is happy for Khaiyum to cop the shit while he plays the i-taukei and the RFMF so they'll vote for him next year.
Sadly, Driti's last word to supporters (as told to Coupfourpointfive), reflects the ongoing naivety:
"Be strong and always question the wrong. I hope Commander realizes one day my service to him and the country and how we put him where he is today. God is my witness and my jury and I firmly believe that he will not fail anyone of us and to my fellow brothers in the army, I forgive you and urge you to stay strong and committed to the nation."
judgement on Pita Driti