Maybe our Prime Minister just gets bored when on holiday. More likely he spent a few days in the sun contemplating why he was doing so badly in every aspect of the opinion polls but foreign policy. Perhaps his thoughts turned to showing that Foreign Minister lady a thing or two. Whatever. Off to Iraq Tony Abbott flew in a totally unnecessary mission.
Then just to make matters politically unproductive the network television cameras and journalists were left behind. There is nothing more dangerous than a media spurned.
The lads and lasses of News Corporation are already on the promote-Julie-Bishop trail. I expect them to lead a new round of leadership speculation very soon.