It was inevitable, I suppose. In this country we love to build people up and then delight in seeing them knocked down.
Some people in politics thought that Vince Cable would be immune to this truism, but in this week's New Statesman Mehdi Hasan has written a lengthy profile of Dr Cable, which is hardly flattering.
He questions his reputation as an economic guru and calls into doubt his record as chief economist at Shell. Hasan even criticises his record as MP for Twickenham.
I am not sure the media is ready to fall out of love with Vince Cable yet, but it will be interesting to see what traction this profile gets. My guess is not much.