A story for the voters? Or Simon Cowell?
They say you get the politicians you deserve, but if that's the case the Irish people must have done some terrible things in the past.
Or, perhaps we have yet to fully understand the difference between the national and the parish pump.
After all, we need only cast our mind back to those joyous scenes in 2008 when Brian Cowen was appointed Taoiseach and the subsequent braying of the yahoos from his constituency that this was "a great day for Offaly".