Well, I suppose Theresa May must have imagined at least some of it. How else could she have moved so rapidly to install a Government so different, at least in personnel, from the one that sat in Cabinet just seven days ago?
Just how different it will prove to be in practice, we have yet to discover. The evidence so far is mixed.
On the one hand, we have May’s fine words about her lifelong commitment to public service. About a Government for all the people, not just the privileged few. About the failure of many politicians to understand what life is really like for people with far less money than themselves.
On the other hand, we have the pronouncement from Labour that the Tories have taken a sharp turn to the right. A pronouncement I hope will prove to be as wide of the mark as it looks at first sight.
Harold Wilson’s famous remark that a week’s a long time in politics has never seemed more apt than now. In such times, only a fool would make any firm prediction. But I’m going to make one, and I make it with confidence.
There will be no General Election until 2020.
Many people seem to have assumed, ever since David Cameron announced he was standing down, that a snap election was imminent. The thought has thrown Labour into a panic both hilarious and potentially tragic. Rarely, if ever, has any major party so resembled a farmyard of headless chickens.
But apart from any urge to capitalise on the Opposition’s disarray, why on earth should May call an election before she has to? She will know there’s a chance – even if it looks a slim one from here – that it could all go horribly wrong for her. That an election might throw up a result as unexpected as the referendum.
She’s said she won’t risk it, and she won’t.
Which means we now have time to find out what her Government will really be like.
And that Labour has time either to get its act together – or to press the self-destruct button all the way down.
The end of Bullingdon Club Government is welcome. Only Boris Johnson remains of those former members of the Oxford posh boys' boozing club.
Johnson's unexpected new job may make Britain even more of a laughing stock than it already is. But there is a certain comic justice in sending him out to explain himself to Johnny Foreigner.
Just as there is some piquancy in May appointing her recent rival and eager Brexiter Andrea Leadsom to explain to farmers why they won't be getting their subsidies any more.
It's good to see someone who went to a comprehensive school made Education Secretary - the first to do so. Let's hope Justine Greening earns better marks from teachers than some of her badly-behaved predecessors.
But there are worrying signs too in the make-up of May's first Cabinet.
Not the least of those is the shock of finding Jeremy Hunt still in charge of wrecking the NHS. That is a bitter pill for the health professionals to swallow. And it's disturbing - if sadly unsurprising - to see that five of May's inner circle have close links with firms that stand to profit from the privatising of health services.
Then there's the scrapping of the old Department for Energy and Climate Change. There was something important even in the name of that department. There is no longer a minister at the table whose prime task is the single most important issue facing every government in the world.
Absorbing the DECC into a new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy shows just where the Tories' priority lies. Never mind climate change, let's do business.
As if being a nation of shopkeepers will help us as the waters rise and the poor of the world continue in ever increasing numbers and ever growing desperation to flee the expanding deserts.
Meanwhile, in America, politics appears to be heading in a very dangerous direction indeed. An election result is brewing which threatens us all far more than anything that could possibly take place at Westminster.
The joke is starting to look like becoming horrifying reality.
Donald Trump, the candidate who makes Boris Johnson look like a serious politician and Vladimir Putin seem quite a nice guy really, could be heading to the White House.
Even a few months ago, that idea seemed laughable. Impossible. As impossible as, say, Britain voting to leave the European Union.
But the fury at politics-as-normal that sent us down the tube marked Brexit is the same mood that could put Trump in power. Especially with the Democrats choosing a candidate as familiar, and as tarnished, as Hillary Clinton.