Dave Hennigan has been loyal since his unceremonial dumping by Paul Rowen. But are there now hints of things getting ugly? Is the cock crowing three times?
"I have no doubt that Dale [Mulgrew] will be an MP in the near future, probably in Rochdale".
Fancy that. Is Dave imagining a future, a near future, where Paul Rowen is not Rochdale's MP?
Dave was close to Greg Stone in Sedgefield- the North East blogger who described Paul Rowen as the "dullest MP in the house".
But are Dave's latest comments just another unfunny joke from the Jimmidy Cricket stable?
First, Alan Taylor is given the boot (after Dale and others spent months briefing against him).
Then Greg Couzens fails in taking the leadership.
Dale ends up becoming deputy leader then abandons his "pastime" of standing as an MP in Rossendale.
Now Dave Hennigan gives Cyril Smith's godson the thumbs-up by suggesting he could probably be Rochdale's MP in the "near future".
Dave could of course mean somewhere else in or near Rochdale where Lib Dems are standing. Could Elwyn Watkins be for the chop in Oldham or Wera Hobhouse pulled from Heywood and Middleton?
Or is cheeky Dave hinting at the rumours about the strange going-ons with Paul Rowen's parliamentary expenses, the Rochdale Reform Buildings and local party donations?
Even though unemployment is finally going down again in Rochdale, could Paul soon be heading for the Job Centre Plus in Fleece Street? Or could he be going somewhere else, all paid for by Her Majesty?
A week is a long time in politics. Ask Cllr Denis Whittle.
Lurid allegations were made last year about him showing pornography to a young female police officer. Denis says it was a bum rap but his denials didn't stop leaked reports of him getting a right rogering from Mr Ellis the council's Chief Executive. Now Denis has been de-selected. With all these goings-on, does the right hand know what the left is doing?
Paul Rowen was seen consoling Angela over a bowl of beetroot soup last week. Perhaps her seat is safe after all?
Meanwhile, the Rochdale Lib Dem meltdown continues after Vince Cable failed to show up for his dinner.
Paul seems to have the golden touch for Rochdale Lib Dems...
Dave Hennigan - gone from Drake Street
Alex Webster - gone from Westminster
Alan Taylor - gone as Leader
Mohammad Sharif - gone as Deputy Leader
Greg Couzens - having a well-earned rest
Denis Whittle - deselected
Anglea Coric- deselected
Dale Mulgrew - resigned as PPC for Rossendale.
As Dale's dad might say... there's more!