John Tamihere is understood to be eyeing a return to Parliament in 2014 - almost a decade after his former leader Helen Clark said he faced "a very long route to redemption" for an outburst in which he called females "front bums" and was dismissive of the Holocaust.
Sources said Mr Tamihere had joined the Labour Party again and was sounding out the hierarchy about standing.
Mr Tamihere would not comment yesterday, saying it was too early to speculate.
However, he is understood to be considering standing in the most marginal seat in the country: Waitakere.
So we can't help but wonder; given that many of the elements in Labour that Tamihere spoke out about are still there, is he still seen as too much in the way of "damaged goods"?
And because we're very helpful bloggers, we even have a suggestion for JT. How about he and Damien O'Connor form a Waitakere Man Party. They can appeal to traditional Labour working-class supporters, and of course, the will be no place for a gaggle of gays; nor will there be any room for self-serving unionists.
One thing is for sure; they'd get Chris Trotter's vote!