Honestly, the heavy panting from the press gallery over the possibility of another Labor leadership spill has been quite repellent, so I’ve avoided most of it, a part of me hoping that surely the ALP couldn’t be seriously thinking of yet another leadership switch just to reinstall a former leader whose well they themselves have so thoroughly poisoned, and that it would just be a blip in the news-cycle.
Maybe they’re just building a confected spill-plot higher and higher because even they are bored with the repeated ALP groupspeak soundbites. Maybe the gallery really is onto something, although perhaps the caucus favourite isn’t actually Rudd.
Either way, Labor gives more and more evidence of losing the plot. It’s intensely disappointing to see a once highly principled party lose the ideals and determination that once made it groundbreaking.
The way things are going it looks like about the best I can hope for is an Abbott minority government. Do Not Want.