I can’t help but think of Baldrick whenever someone suggests that Brendan Nelson can, now that Peter Costello has kinda sorta vacated the field, get some "clear air" in which to perform, writes Bernard Keane.
If the Liberal Party was hoping for Peter Costello to provide a guide to how to fix what ails it, the weekend’s extracts will have been alarmingly disappointing, writes Bernard Keane.
What a pack of clowns they are at The Weekend Australian, writes Bernard Keane.
There’s no counting of numbers or lobbying today, which suggests there’ll be no action initiated by Turnbull next week, writes Bernard Keane.
Turnbull might reflect -- in fact it would be strange if he hadn’t already -- that the winners of Australian politics are those who let nothing get in the way of their ambitions, writes Bernard Keane.
The neoconservative and big business Republicans, and their supporters in places like Australia, may find that Palin is every bit as much the outsider she claims to be, writes Bernard Keane.
Malcolm Turnbull needs to move quickly – next week, preferably – to take the Liberal leadership and get conservative politics out of this leadership absurdity, write Bernard Keane.
Costello’s argument is that if John Howard had managed the transition issue better, Prime Minister Costello would now be calling the shots, writes Bernard Keane.