As the curtain slowly falls and the political obituaries of Tony Blair are written, as the cheesy strains of "My Way" fade from the stage, it is hard not to suppress a harsh giggle.
Labour are being given a pig in a poke -the bizarre psychological torment that seems to have afflicted Gordon Brown since he first watched Tony Blair enter Ten Downing Street does not show the man who would be PM in anything but the harshest of lights.
Many senior Labour members believe that the Chancellor is not fit to be Prime Minister- and these are people who know him well! What are the rest of us to make of this seemingly humourless and angst ridden character?
What alternative do Labour have?
Various names are bandied about, but more in the context of the revenge of Gordon Brown against those deemed "too loyal" to the PM- the candidates who have nothing to lose by standing.
Nope- It will be Brown alright.
And then what?
I think we all know the answer.