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Drag them, Bernie. What is going on in the Victorian Liberals? Well, a lot, with the fight with the Cormack Foundation, the debate over voluntary assisted dying in state parliament and ongoing tensions about leadership in the party. On Friday morning last week, the ABC's Jon Faine took a moment out of his regular Friday wrap segment (usually with representatives of the Liberal and Labor parties) to read out a Facebook post from conservative MLC Bernie Finn. Finn is a stalwart of the party and a longtime campaigner against abortion. The Facebook post, as read by Faine, took a swing at an unnamed "small but poisonous group: in the administrative wing of the party, who he accused of trying to remove him from parliament. The post, as read by Faine (at about 2:06 in the recording), is below: