That’s it for 2009.
The media are caught up in it, so it is no surprise they see a sunrise where there is a sunset.
Rudd had been looking for overseas governments to provide a direction that it has avoided sticking its neck out trying to generate at home.
This is all about making the Liberals feel good, not the government feel bad.
There isn’t even much of an ideological contest, let alone an electoral one.
In losing his leadership, Turnbull has achieved what he couldn’t while he had it, the removal of open climate change scepticism from the Coalition.
Abbott is clinging to a past political tradition that died in 2007.
For the last decade, the Australian right has been living a lie.