Just when I thought it would be a slow news week I’m hit with the beautiful Monday morning headline that Tony Abbott is further on the nose, with his popularity taking a further nosedive south. You can read about it here. To rub salt into his wounds he is:
. . . facing a crisis of confidence, with almost two-thirds of voters wanting the Opposition Leader replaced with the man he deposed two years ago, Malcolm Turnbull.
Mr Turnbull now leads Mr Abbott by 60 per cent as preferred leader, compared with Mr Abbott’s 29 per cent.
No doubt this headline will be followed up in the next few days with messages of stoic support from the party faithful, or the customary distractions such as another Rudd challenge to the PM.
In other less important news, I haven’t been around much lately thanks to bringing home the virus from hell from the USA. If this is the typical Yankee virus then I can understand why they’re a warlike race and like shooting people. But instead of taking to the streets with a machine gun I’m taking the gentler option of laying in bed and moaning 24 hours a day.
Thanks to Alex and Patricia for putting up their posts while Min and I were off-line. Their efforts were appreciated.