The end of the world is nigh, according to a strategy paper on the electoral changes of the South Australian Liberal Party’s electoral chances reported in the Adelaide Sunday Mail yesterday.

Ho-hum. Not much news there. What was interesting, though, were these two lines: “Federal officials were outraged the document was not acted on. ‘He [state leader Rob Kerin] ignored the whole thing,’ one senior federal party official said.”

About the only South Australian who fits into the category of “senior federal party official” is the federal Liberal vice-president, Bruce McDonald, a former SA party boss and the godfather of the local Liberal right, along with Senator Nick Minchin.

Naturally, someone so senior wouldn’t leak – but the right aren’t going to execute Kerin, are they? He sure sounds under threat in the Adelaide Advertiser today .