Could Howlin prove Labour's LVG when they need Mourinho?
So we still muse over whether Brendan Howlin was a better choice than Alan Kelly to try and chart a new course for the Labour Party away from the waters of doom.
And when it comes to selecting leaders and designing the future, as of this weekend there is an equally perplexing question from the world of sport. Will Jose Mourinho do the business at Manchester United now that the wolves have come and gobbled up Louis van Gaal?
When the Dutchman got the top job at the world's most famous football club, he was hailed as a kind of genius who could not but succeed. And indeed his pedigree of managerial achievement was almost without peer in the beautiful game.