“I tried to buy Bob Cheek’s book yesterday at the Angus and Robertson on the corner of Hobart’s CBD bus mall. It was, however, a bit like Cheek’s own substance as Liberal leader – when you when looking for it, it was nowhere to be found. ‘Try Friday’, the helpful assistant said. ‘We hope to have it stock then.’ Hmmm.”

We at Crikey wonder if the local Liberal wannabes, Peter Gutwein and Will Hodgman, might like to act as distributors.