After the horrifically embarrassing Barry McElduff affair, also known as the Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Chiltern Hundreds social-media fiasco, where the sitting MP thought it was a funny joke to balance a loaf of Kingsmill bread on his head on the 42nd anniversary of the Kingsmill murders, a by-election has been triggered in the strongly nationalist constituency of West Tyrone. So who is up for replacing Wee Bazza Chiltern Hundreds?
Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann, has called for a "non-partisan candidate who will be a voice for victims" to contest the seat. It might put the SDLP and Alliance in a sticky situation, particularly if the 'victim candidate' is a red, white and blue one. Not withstanding the fact both parties have been against pacts in the past.
Local republicans say they believe it is unlikely to be any of the party's three sitting MLAs that will run - Michaela Boyle, Declan McAleer or Catherine Kelly. Grace McDermott and Peter Canavan have been mentioned.
Barry McElduff will be hidden under the stairs for the duration of the election campaign. Republican sources close to theloner have also claimed Mairtin O'Millionaire has been instructed to make sure Bazza Chiltern Hundreds eats two square meals a day during this period and Michael McIvor has been given the task of holding a flashlight for the other pair as they still haven't replaced the light-bulb under the stairs at Carrickmore SF HQ when it blew during the 2nd hunger-strike.
The SDLP candidate is likely to be high-profile MLA Daniel McCrossan. He has been highly critical of how Michelle O'Neill had handled the Kingsmill video situation, saying it totally contradicted her party's "campaign for equality, respect and integrity".
The DUP's Thomas Buchanan was runner-up to Mr McElduff in June, but he was still more than 10,000 votes behind in a constituency where Sinn Fein have an absolute majority. It looks like they could run either Mr Buchanan or Omagh councillor Errol Thompson. Buchanan is a creationist, strongly pro-Brexit, and anti-gay which means he probably won't improve on his outing next time round in this constituency.
Máiría Cahill has suggested Breege Quinn, whose son Paul Quinn was murdered in 2007. However, Mrs Quinn last night ruled herself out as a possible candidate.
One unionist source suggested Sharon Gault, who is from a Catholic background and is married to Stephen Gault, whose father was killed in the Enniskillen bombing in 1987.
Da Last Figures
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff 22,060
DUP Thomas Buchanan 11,718
SDLP Daniel McCrossan 5,635
UUP Alicia Clarke 2,253
Alliance Stephen Donnelly 1,000
So, would you like a game of political football or political chess? Move your first pawn.