Dec 072009
 

Some stirring words from recently deposed Liberal Party leader, Malcolm Turnbull, and what reads as a direct challenge to the newly install leader, Tony Abbott.

“Not that anyone would doubt it, but I will be voting for the ETS legislation when it returns in February and if my colleagues have any sense they will do so as well.”

If that’s not a kick to the crotch for Abbott, I don’t know what is. There are at least 41 disaffected Liberals in the party room right now who might very well agree with Turnbull’s sour grapes commentary on Tony Abbott’s non-position on climate change. This leadership fracas is not over yet. Turnbull has cut to the meat of the matter when he identifies integrity as the party’s Achille’s Heel. It has none and protestations from Abbott about his changes of heart & apologies for past bursts of buffoonary are not going to instil any. Keep watching the Turnbull space. I’m seriously starting to believe he’s going to come again.

  2 Responses to “Down, But Not Out.”

  1. There may be 41 (or 40 assuming that he voted for himself) who’d prefer his leadership to a kick in the head but the result of the Mad Monk calling for a secret ballot immediately afterwards on supporting the ETS et al was 56/23, far from reassuring of sanity or even a toe hold on terra firma, warming or coolling.

  2. There may be 41 (or 40 assuming that he voted for himself) who’d prefer his leadership to a kick in the head but the result of the Mad Monk calling for a secret ballot immediately afterwards on supporting the ETS et al was 56/23, far from reassuring of sanity or even a toe hold on terra firma, warming or coolling.