In the eyes of most viewers, it was fairly obvious who was responsible for Donald Trump's remarks about groping women.
If you make a remark like that, completely unprompted, you've really got no option but to take responsibility if it comes back to bite you on - or grab you by - the posterior.
How wrong we were.
Apparently those remarks made in 2005 weren't Trump's fault at all. Oh no. They were fault of the microphones which had been left on, he said yesterday.
Trump is essentially a walking piece of political satire, a source of constant mirth of those of us who don't have to worry about him becoming our president, but he managed to outdo even himself with that claim. As excuses go, it's like leaving the gas on at night and then blaming the hob for not turning itself off.
But this begs the question: what else could Donald blame for 'p***y-gate'? If he's willing to blame microphones for what comes out of his mouth, surely there's all manner of other things he could use to avoid responsibility?
Here's a little list of the other things the flaxen-haired billionaire could blame for those comments. Donald, if you're reading and want to use any of these ideas, feel free to do so - we'll be happy to take the media rap as long as you give us a credit.