Of course he's off saving the world or, as Robert Harris puts it today, "He is already on to the next big thing in his career, with the premiership (in Alan Bennett's wonderful phrase) merely a stage in his spiritual journey."
Time to give this a fresh airing then:
Harris makes a serious point: the absence of any kind of Blair legacy is itself a problem for Gordon Brown. And it's also the case that despite Brown's hapless performance and his seemingly doomed ministry I've yet to hear a single person express the wish that if only that nice Mr Blair could return...
[Hat-tip: Clive Davis]