Tuesday, 16 June 2009
When it came to the final crunch Peter Costello had no stomach for the political fights. He wouldn't risk the initial defeat in the party room that was probably a pre-requisite to finally toppling John Howard. He did his sums after the Coalition's defeat and could not cop the thought of three - and probably six - hard years his Party was then prepared to give him as Leader of the Opposition. He mischievously toyed while sitting on the backbench about changing his mind but yesterday he admitted defeat for what is presumably the last time. Peter Costello should soon be gone and the Liberal Party will be well rid of him.
Posted by Richard Farmer at 15:38