Crikey Says

Sep 1, 2008

Crikey says

So Peter Costello actually spoke about the leadership on Friday night.

So Peter Costello actually spoke about the leadership on Friday night. He said this on the way in to his testimonial shindig on Friday night.

“I absolutely and totally support Brendan Nelson. He has been elected as the leader of the Liberal Party to take the Liberal Party to the next election and to win the next election, and he will have my total and utter support in doing that. As far as I’m concerned the Liberal Party leadership is a team of Dr Nelson and Julie Bishop and I’m supporting them.”

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3 thoughts on “Crikey says

  1. Chris

    Costello’s not fit to lead and probably never was. Prolonging a sit-in on his old training wheels makes him look a ridiculous figure in parliament with this public cat and mouse game speaking volumes about the man’s maturity and timing. The marginal meter is ticking in Malvern and it doesn’t need an aspiring JK Rowling to pen memoirs of Peter Costello nor does it need a spiteful political warhorse. Unless the Liberals have the guts to give him his marching orders he’ll wreak as much damage as Howard. You really wonder whether this Party is focused on governance or dalliance.

  2. Marilyn

    They were hostage to Howard for years and don’t have a clue how to think for themselves, that is the problem

  3. JamesK

    If they are smart and they are, Costello (if he still aspires to leadership) or Turnbull would want to take over 12 months out from the next election by acclamation.
    The left wing media (and they don’t get much more left-wing than Jonathan Green) want a decision on their terms.
    Nelson is doing the hard yards and is winning grudging respect.
    The Liberals need to hold steady and Costello or Turnbull take over next year.

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