Public relations consultant Karl Brophy put it best this week in a tweet: "Fine Gael agreeing to make a Fianna Fáil leader Taoiseach when they (Fine Gael) are at overall majority levels of support is the most Fine Gael thing ever."
Or as an irate party activist, who has spent 40 years fighting Fianna Fáil, told me; "We've the chance to wipe them out forever and instead we're bringing them into government!" Each referred to the 'Irish Times' Ipsos poll last week showing Fine Gael's support at 37pc and Fianna Fáil at a mere 14pc.
You have to admit, it looks bonkers that Fine Gael would accept minority status with these numbers.
My father - not the gentleman quoted above - agreed in our daily political briefing that Dev would have called a snap election by now.
But Leo Varadkar is no Dev. Fine Gael leaders are never Devs. It's always fretful, cautious, country-first earnestness. No strokes. No risks. What a bore.
Of course, if wiping out Fianna Fáil is the goal, my Blueshirt pal will get his wish if Éamon Ó Cuív is right. He believes coalition with Fine Gael, not another election, will be the end of Fianna Fáil. Many Fianna Fáil members agree. It remains to be seen how many.
Activists in both parties are disgusted the deal means Sinn Féin gets to ride out years of crisis, irresponsible and aggressive in opposition, without ever having to take responsibility for anything.
Naturally Sinn Féin is happiest of all with the proposed arrangement. Still, while the fate of the deal lies mostly with the Greens, members and strategists of the two bigger parties have their own thinking to do.
Should Varadkar have seized his chance to capitalise on Covid popularity?
Is Micheál Martin right to run a million miles from that 14pc and get his party into power where patronage and relevancy might be the saving of them?
My instinctive answers to those questions are yes and yes, but the right answers might be no and no.
Varadkar may well be right to hold back, whereas Martin is the one who should consider a risk.
Varadkar has warned the election hawks that 37pc tomorrow can turn into 27pc in three weeks. With his personal approval ratings at 75pc, it shows extraordinary level-headedness to express such caution.
But Richard Colwell, head of Red C polls, is inclined to agree with him. "I think a lot of the gains in Fine Gael support are 'rally around the flag' numbers, rather than solid support at an election," he said.
At this time of national crisis, there is a strong consensus that the Government has done a good job. Of course, it did a good job on Brexit too and the economy was booming during the February election. Yet the electorate was hardly bursting with gratitude.
I am more wistful than Richard, though.
We know from exit polls that many Green voters were former Fine Gael voters. I'm convinced many would come back to Fine Gael as they're aghast at the Greens' behaviour. The continuous in-fighting shows the Greens, even if they reach the two-thirds threshold, will be very difficult to deal with.
However, Colwell is more optimistic about Fianna Fáil and believes the sub-20pc figures would not materialise in an election. "I can't see them getting much less than 23pc in any election," he said.
So an election for both parties would see some gains.
And for Fianna Fáil, some gains might be more important than others. For instance, right now, Fianna Fáil has no obvious next generation from which to select a transformative leader.
I was wondering who could make them look and feel truly different and thought of Lisa Chambers. But she lost her seat. Someone like her needs to be on the front bench and a second election would give her a chance to come back.
Fiona O'Loughlin in Kildare South would be another important win.
But for the sake of minor gains for each party, what would an election really change?
Sinn Féin support remains solid and with Fine Gael as usual warning of fiscal responsibility (do they ever stop?), left-wing voters remain motivated.
Let's say Sinn Féin gained overall, principally at the expense of the hard left, what would that mean?
Well, some Fianna Fáil activists believe they'd be better off in a coalition with Sinn Féin. And many Fine Gael members would be quite happy to enjoy a spell in opposition.
That's not all the grassroots have in common.
They also believe that government is just what Sinn Féin needs. Collision with reality could neutralise their policies and political tactics.
People outside politics remain largely unaware of the deeply aggressive and at times sinister behaviour of Sinn Féin activists. Both online and on the streets, they scare people.
I continue to fear how they'd behave in government and prefer to postpone their inevitable entry to power for as long as possible.
Whatever happens with the party votes though, I am certain of this.
If the Greens reject the deal, it is not a crisis but an opportunity.
Holding an election during the pandemic is nothing to fear.
We have enough space and sufficient urgency to make it happen.
Our world has changed since February.
The people are entitled to and deserve a second chance to decide our future.