Victorious SNP leader Alex Salmond has dedicated his party's stunning victory in last week's Holyrood elections to the Liberal Democrats' current boss Nick Clegg and Labour's former leader Gordon Brown.
A delighted Salmond was quick to attribute part of his party's success to the 2 men whose major inadequacies made a major contribution to ensuring that the SNP would be able to from a majority government.
The First Minister was warm in his praise for his opponents :
"First of all I must pay tribute to my fellow Scot Gordon Brown for preparing much of the groundwork for our success.
If it hadn't been for his total inability to maintain any kind of unity in the Labour party, then traditional voters would not have deserted Labour in their droves.
And as for good old Nick Clegg, his eagerness to jump into bed with the Tories and become their whipping boy for so many of their unpopular policies, has seen the Lib Dem vote collapse in Scotland and drive many of his supporters in our direction.
They really are my heroes if not bezzie mates".
Neither Mr Brown nor Mr Clegg were available for comment.