Somewhere deep inside we all knew that the heady days of seeing Tony Abbott -- the weirdest unit to ever become prime minister -- standing out the front of train stations, bus stops and occasionally the side of a highway could not last forever.
Eventually, Tone must become but a whisper on the wind as he is carried on to his next opportunity. And now, as we wait to see his next move, we can only speculate on where he might end up and how he might do.
Ambassador to the US
The Joe Hockey extended gap year ambassadorship has become the stuff of legend. Got a massive liability lying around your party room? Ship them off to the states to frolic in the snow for a bit.