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PM Kevin Rudd is considering offering Peter Costello a job, says <strong>Matthew Franklin</strong>. He doesn't know what yet, but Costello's interested. How very <em>West Wing</em>.

What Costello did next: cross the floor?

PM Kevin Rudd is considering offering Peter Costello a job, says Matthew Franklin. He doesn't know what yet, but Costello's interested. How very West Wing.

Haven't the Libs considered why the former treasurer finally gave up his dream of being prime minister? wonders <strong>Andrew Bolt</strong> It's likely not a guts issue; he thinks they can't win.

Bolt: Why Malcolm shouldn’t be so cheery

Haven't the Libs considered why the former treasurer finally gave up his dream of being prime minister? wonders Andrew Bolt It's likely not a guts issue; he thinks they can't win.

Peter "ing out" Costello used his farewell to parliament to quote Woody Allen on the subject of immortality. Here’s the (slightly redacted) transcript.

Costello channels Woody Allen

Peter "ing out" Costello used his farewell to parliament to quote Woody Allen on the subject of immortality. Here’s the (slightly redacted) transcript.

Peter Costello’s entire career can be summed up fairly simply: he had so many opportunities and never used them.

The man who never was: Costello closes the door

Peter Costello’s entire career can be summed up fairly simply: he had so many opportunities and never used them.

Costello's frustrated and failed leadership ambitions will always at least partially obscure the historical assessment of his time as Treasurer, says <b>Shaun Carney</b>.

Carney: Thwarted in his singular goal, golden boy opts to write finis

Costello's frustrated and failed leadership ambitions will always at least partially obscure the historical assessment of his time as Treasurer, says Shaun Carney.

Costello's greatest failure was not to make more of the opportunity of prosperity, writes <b>George Megalogenis</b>.

Megalogenis: Boom, then Peter Costello’s gone from politics

Costello's greatest failure was not to make more of the opportunity of prosperity, writes George Megalogenis.

It is hard to define how much governments influence economic activity, says <b>Tim Colebatch</b>, but Costello kept Australia on track.

Colebatch: Dr Peter and Mr Costello

It is hard to define how much governments influence economic activity, says Tim Colebatch, but Costello kept Australia on track.

Peter Costello leaving the parliament is his country's loss, but his party's gain, writes <b>Tony Abbott</b>, in a eulogy for his colleague.

Abbott: The nation’s loss is the Liberal’s gain

Peter Costello leaving the parliament is his country's loss, but his party's gain, writes Tony Abbott, in a eulogy for his colleague.

Costello's departure draws a line under a political era, says <b>Phillip Coorey</b>.

Coorey: End of an era as Costello goes

Costello's departure draws a line under a political era, says Phillip Coorey.

They lined up with beaming smiles to say pleasant things about Peter Costello because he did what everyone had wanted -- quit, says <b>Malcolm Farr</b>.

Farr: Big smiles as Cossie gives them what they want

They lined up with beaming smiles to say pleasant things about Peter Costello because he did what everyone had wanted -- quit, says Malcolm Farr.

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