Former prime minister Tony Abbott's series of essays in Quadrant on his prematurely ended prime ministership reveal yet another definition of "no sniping and no undermining". Making sure that he is not forgotten by his colleagues and the electorate, Abbott acknowledges some mistakes, like not doing enough long-form media interviews, before turning all the blame onto the "people" who booted him out:

"Looking back, the Abbott government’s biggest problem was people’s reluctance to accept that short-term pain might be needed for long-term gain."