Speaking on BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland programme, Ms Sturgeon said: "If Wendy Alexander really does now support an independence referendum, clearly I and the SNP welcome her very warmly indeed.
Good, we're all agreed then, let the Scottish electorate decide and better sooner than later, the present phoney war is not doing Scotland nor the rest of the UK any favours.
But wait a minute...
"But we have to inject a note of caution here, Wendy Alexander's behaviour is erratic in the extreme."
What's Ms Alexander's present mental state got to do with the price of fish?
Do you want the referendum or not, that's the question.
"It's only a few weeks ago she said she was implacably opposed to a referendum, she's just set up a constitutional commission that expressly excludes the option of independence.
"So, who knows what her position will be this time next week, let alone in six months time."
Again, so what?
Do you want a referendum or not?
"Er, yes, but not quite yet, let's wait a few years, because...ermm...just because..."
What exactly are the Nats afraid of, surely not the democratically expressed will of the Scottish people?
Let's bring it on and as soon as possible.