In the wake of the "down with Blair" chorus that's greeted his memoirs in the UK, and with the Labour party poised to dump him and all his wares into the dustbin of history, up he pops on the other side of the Atlantic to receive the Liberty Medal for his role in the Northern Ireland and Middle East peace processes.
Cue much scorn and derision, no doubt, from voters in the Labour leadership contest.
Cue more scorn and derision from the same quarters as Bill describes him as a "wonderful world citizen".
Cue yet more of the same from the same at the (dubious) platitude he goes on to produce.
But like it or not, these two can still deliver - even from scripts that are a bit thin on content - and they still make all the contestants for the Labour Leadership look like amateurs in a student debating society.