As the Press association are now reporting, just four or five hours after LOL's exclusive, Mrs Gillian Duffy was indeed the guest of honour at the grand opening of Simon Danczuk MP's constituency office on St Mary's Gate, bang in the middle of the town.
What the Press Association haven't got is the news that Mrs Duffy has also shown the good people of Rochdale the way and signed on the dotted line as a party member. 10,000 a month cannot be wrong.
Quite a change from the scrappy and uninviting twilight zone office of the disgraceful loser Paul Rowen and his disgraceful team of smearologists. Unlike Danczuk's cool grey shop front Rowen's HQ was daubed in Lib Dem livery.
We're told it was an open secret in the town that known supporters of other parties historically got short shrift in the yellowing decay - a lesson learnt at the great knee of old Sir Cyril Smith himself. Meanwhile - as the needy but non Lib Dem were turned away, Cyril even once ditched a man threatened with immediate deportation when he found he had voted Labour - tax payer funded workers like the disgraceful former parliamentary agent Dave Hennigan (below) helped themselves to kebab, vodka, bed and breakfast.
Big problem for townsfolk these days is that Rowen's office - owned by a Lib Dem controlled company yet rented in a rather contrived way to MP, Party, PrintCo, "Trust", Landlord, Group - still bears the legend "MP" after the loser's name.
There is talk in the streets of Milkstone and Deeplish of a Saddam-like "Rowen Toppling" ceremony. Some have him tracked to a rat hole under some dark stone, more likely some lonely pub snug I'd have thought, being dragged out blinking and humming and steaming, and facing the music over crimes of misrepresentation. Watch this space. There is also a rumour gathering steam in the town that Godfather Sir Cyril Smith MBE is planning to have the last laugh by throwing his weight behind a favoured godson and comedy councillor as the Liberal Democrats' next losing PPC in the seat.