Apart from noting that our incoming Secretary of State, Ed Balls (below), is a bit of a looker (if you like 'em jowelly and powerful), posters on The TES website forums were more concerned with dreaming up fantasy headlines for when the inevitable ahem balls-ups occur, and our new commander-in-chief gets the boot.
"I hope he isn't very good as I've already written the headline for when he gets sacked: Balls dropped," wrote one poster.
"What about when he gets promoted: Balls up?" offered another.
Perhaps you are hoping he will lend his name to an important initiative, a la Ruth Kelly.
"In the 1980s, Kenneth Baker introduced in-service training days for teachers, which became known as Baker days. In 2005, the then education secretary Ruth Kelly visited a breakfast club at a school in east London to publicise what she hoped would come to be called Kelly hours," wrote one knowledgeable poster. "Now that our commander-in-chief is Ed Balls, do you think he will let teachers have "balls time"?"
Over to the new department for a comment.
"That's a classic!" replied an enthusiastic spokesman. "I'm not sure, though. I'll get back to you..."
As The TES went to press,we were still awaiting his response.