22 December 2008: What's common among, say, P.Chidambaram, Arun Shourie, Arun Jetly, Pranab Mukherjee or Jaswant Singh? That they are or have been former cabinet ministers is not the only factor that qualifies them to an exclusive club. It is that they command respect and inspire confidence on both sides of the political divide, in this case, the Congress-BJP divide.