Its a timely comment (prescient, 0ne could say).
Miss Eagle and I have already have a similar discussion via her blog.
The really interesting thing is what is starting to happen in the Liberal Party, after Howard stubbornly led them to a crippling defeat.
AFTER THEIR ELECTORAL DEFEAT
Peter Costello (Treasurer and Deputy-Leader of the Liberal Party) has today announced that he will not seek the position of "Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition".
What a wimp! It confirms the impression of how weak he always was (refusing to challenge Howard, when he had the chance).
But are we surprised? Hardly.
Costello enjoyed the power of office too much, and when looking at his "former Young Liberals" and Victorian Branch "power-broker" pal Michael Kroger, Costello must see it as being just too easy and too attractive to enter business, and make a killing.
- "I want to spend more time with my family ... They have paid a heavy price."
- Mr Costello inferred that he would enter business once he left politics, but said initially he would continue to serve voters in his Melbourne seat of Higgins and mentor new MPs.
I am predicting Joe Hockey might get the job, over Turnbull, and Abbott, Nelson (surely not even the Libs could be so stupid!) At least Joe looks cuddly, and won't scare the kiddies!