Guess who finally made number one this week? Look down. Do we really need to say anything? Nah! Even a John Cage reference would be superfluous here. Sometimes silence is more eloquent than words – or music

Who’s hot, who’s not: The Rehame Top 40 Pols

Rank Name Mentions this week Mentions last week Rank
1 Mark Latham 6901 2996 2
2 Kim Beazley 3969 248 8
3 Kevin Rudd 2213 622 3
4 John Howard 1920 3064 1
5 Julia Gillard 1421 33 27
6 Jenny Macklin 641 103 16
7 Philip Ruddock 610 430 7
8 Alexander Downer 607 588 5
9 Stephen Smith 556 30 30
10 Robert Hill 521 614 4
11 Joel Fitzgibbon 505 217 9
12 Wayne Swan 422 15 43
13 John Anderson 337 46 23
14 Lindsay Tanner 311 6 62
15 Simon Crean 139 14 44
16 Robert McClelland 133 32 28
17 Harry Quick 112 43 26
18 Peter Costello 102 44 24
19 Duncan Kerr 97 114 14
20 Laurie Ferguson 89 73 18
21 Anthony Albanese 71 60 19
22 Dick Adams 64 57 20
23 Graham Edwards 55 0 143
24 Ian Macfarlane 53 5 68
25 Michael Forshaw 52 0 143
26 Warren Snowdon 49 5 68
27 Bob McMullan 47 10 50
27 Peter Lindsay 47 26 35
29 Sharman Stone 45 0 143
30 Warren Truss 41 47 22
31 Mark Vaile 38 1 111
32 Joe Ludwig 35 3 86
33 Kelvin Thomson 31 5 68
33 Penny Wong 31 18 39
35 Sussan Ley 28 9 53
36 Amanda Vanstone 26 139 12
36 Gavan O’Connor 26 2 98
36 Sophie Panopoulos 26 44 24
36 Ursula Stephens 26 0 143
40 Peter Garrett 25 115 13