After failed attempts to blame the Ray Lewis fiasco on the Church of England and some vast left-wing conspiracy, Team Boris are now trying to pin the blame on their campaign manager Lynton Crosby.
Boris Johnson's transition chief Nick Boles told the Evening Standard that Crosby had put them under so much pressure to win the campaign, that they had no time left to either vet Lewis or the other appointments.
This extraordinary attempt to try and shift fault onto the man who mastered their election campaign, comes after fresh allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled at the ex-Deputy Mayor.
According to the Standard, one of Ray Lewis's ex-parishioners is now claiming that he made unwanted advances on her during a Christian conference in the mid-nineties. Ray Lewis strenuously denies the claims.
But whatever the truth is about the Lewis allegations, the Tories' increasingly bizarre attempts to portion off the blame for last week's fiasco, reveals a growing unease about the new administration at City Hall.