Maurice Newman, the space cowboy, has been disappointingly rational in his last two outings, and he largely keeps it together for this week. But the excitement of Turnbull's toppling took him to the edge of reason once or twice. Maurice lashes out at those elites who don't get the 'umble folk as Maurice does.

"They [t.e.h elitesz] think slogans that ooze condescension and promote cargo-cult dependency rather than advocate sound financial management and self-reliance fool the majority."