Friday, 2 October 2009

Retreat with honour

When you know in your heart that you are on a hiding to nothing the thought of beating a strategic retreat must seem appealing to Malcolm Turnbull. Perhaps that is just what the Opposition Leader is doing with his ultimatum to his Coalition colleagues about supporting him on emissions trading or he will quit. There is no way the Coalition is going to emerge intact on this issue. The National Party will see to that. What a perfect opportunity to take the high moral ground and to step down and let some other fool get the blame for the annihilation of the Liberals at the election to come. The big advantage for Malcolm Turnbull was that if he handles it properly he would still be in the running to try and reform the rump of a once great party
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