Not only is he staying, but he seems to have had a dramatic change of heart about this whole merger business. It's like if Ghandi were to threaten a hunger protest, and then start shoving his face with jelly donuts a second later: crumbs pouring from his mouth as he tries to mumble praise to the British empire for not granting India its independence. I suppose it's just fortunate that Ghandi wasn't Alex, and even more fortunate that he didn't have an absurd and insatiable lust for pastries.
In fact, this thread is now about donuts. I like them glazed or with jelly filling. Discuss.