The mainstream media clearly dislike the new political paradigm. This is what you get when you mess with them.
Andrew Robb probably wouldn't have toppled Julie Bishop - but it's funny how parties change their tune on such matters for political convenience.
The professionalisation of federal politics continues apace with more than half of the new MPs and senators elected on August 21 being former staffers, party operators or former or serving politicians.
Julia Gillard has been handed an opportunity to fix Labor's problems while pursuing a new agenda forced on her by the hung Parliament.
If there's anyone to blame for Tony Abbott failing to get over the line, it's the Nationals. Abbott himself performed far better than expected and deserves credit, but he has let down by the long-term failings of the Nats.
Canberra has never seen anything like it. Three men sent everyone in Parliament House into a spin as they determined the next government.
Before we focus on the new government, we should recall some of the lessons of recent months which may have been forgotten in the obsession with a hung parliament and a new government.
According to The Australian, the mining tax will either have too much effect on the mining industry, or not enough. Either way, of course, a partisan Treasury is to blame.
Voters expect to return to the polls within 12 months, according to the latest Essential Report poll, with Greens voters the most likely to reconsider the vote they cast a fortnight ago.