So, wait a minute, Mr. Brown. I thought that your party was determinedly against playing the Blame Game. Or does that only apply when blame is coming from elsewhere toward you? Now that you've been abandoned, does it seem so evenhanded?
I think it really just translates into "Yeah, I'm gonna neeed you to go ahead and hold off on that blame until we have a decent defense/scapegoat set up. [Then we get to be the ones to take that first shot.]"