When rumours were running wild yesterday about the explosive Lisa Raitt audio tape, I was expecting a whale of a scandal.
Instead, it turned out to be a minnow.
OK, so she made some mildly disparaging comment about a fellow cabinet minister. Big deal. That's hardly a shocker.
But wait a minute, you might be asking, didn't she call the medical isotopes crisis "sexy"? Isn't that a horrendous scandal?
No, that's just the way people talk while engaging in a private conservation. I am sure if we could eavesdrop on Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff's private discussions with his advisers we would hear him utter comments from time to time that might be considered unHarvard-like.
And finally, there's the charge that Raitt just viewed the crisis as an opportunity to advance her career.
Well if cynical political ambition is a resigning offence, then the House of Commons would be an empty building.
Of course, none of this will stop the Liberals from trying to build this up into a scandal. As they might admit in private, this is an opportunity that's too sexy to pass up.