Yesterday Ming Campbell saw his dreams of being Speaker of the House of Commons finally slip away, when John Bercow secured his re-election.
But by the afternoon, the GOM of the Liberal Democrats had his eyes set on another high falutin' office - the Chairmanship of the Foreign Affairs Committee. Sir John Stanley thinks the job is his for the asking. He may have to think again.
Can I also offer my congratulations to my old friend from North Norfolk, Norman Lamb, who was yesterday appointed Chief Parliamentary and Political Advisor to Nick Clegg. I still can't work out why he wasn't made a Minister, but it will nevertheless be fascinating for him having a ringside seat.