A curiously approving reaction from the media to what amounted to a virtual implosion at the top of the Victorian government with Bracks and Thwaites resigning for what appears to be no particularly compelling reason. Brumby, according to the ABC, would have been following if he hadn’t been offered the top job. In any other profession, for someone to walk away ‘at the top of the game’ would have been considered a waste of talent and perhaps a little self-indulgent.

Unfavourable comparisons to Howard seem a little unfair – at least he seems to appreciate it is an important job worth hanging on to. What a shame for his government his deputy doesn’t think it’s worth challenging for.

Posted by The Piping Shrike on Sunday, 29 July 2007.

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