Next in line for the good doctor's treatment was Fiona McLeod, the SNP's deputy shadow for education - and culture and sport. "One of the most stupid suggestions that I have ever heard from the SNP in my time," he told her gently as she suggested the Parliamet's education - and culture and sport - committee take a leading role in the Hampden Park saga.
Brian Monteith, the Tories' education spokesman , got off comparatively lightly. To his refrain of "Play it again, Sam", Galbraith responded: "If I had a hair on my head for every time I heard the phrase, I would not be bald - and neither would Mr Monteith."
Such compliments have their reward - the SNP-Tory alliance broke down in the debate on looked-after young people and all bar the one Tory baldy went where they had not been before, voting down an SNP amendment.