It’s a measure of the development and maturity of a political party that a surprise victory can produce in one both a grudging respect and a sneaky wish that they’d been dudded. If David Feeney had lost in Batman last time around, about 70% of the ALP would have staged a street party, even if -- or especially if -- that one seat had cost them government. Thus it was that in speaking to a couple of Greens about the recent magnificent win in Prahran, I got the response "Yeah, yeah, fuck yeah, Prahran, shut up".