Nick Clegg had a face that said 'I was beaten by a penguin', and Dave took his ball home, and said he wasn't going to let anyone else play with it, so there.
It wasn't a good night for the Coalition, as the public got revenge for the unholy pact that handed the reins of power to the tory boy, and the deputy premiership to the leader of a party which hasn't achieved a majority in its own right since the turn of the last century.
Of course the title of Deputy Prime Minister for Nick Clegg came at a price and thousands of students will remember the betrayal on tuition fees for evermore. Those who believed he would protect vital services and the beloved NHS also feel betrayed. Unfortunately for the lib dems payback took place at ground level and the grass root members who have worked so diligently within the community have lost their seats.
The tories won't accept their own massive losses as the clear signal it is, and austerity will continue, it has to, another term in office is unlikely. The Prime
Minister and his deputy are vulnerable, Nick knows his party hates him, and Dave knows that the boisterous, popular Boris, will always be waiting in the wings.
Ken Livingstone retired defeated, beaten by spin and apathy. He knows that under the exhuberant, tousled blonde mop of the jolly good chap that is Boris, lies the steely head and heart of a blue-blooded tory.