Turnbull’s waiting until he is drafted really comes from him having no other choice.
Wait till you see what is coming to Canberra this year.
If Turnbull had read what was happening to Abbott, he would have kept his head low.
Surely this isn’t the same Chris Uhlmann who a year ago was chastising Rudd for believing in the threat of climate change like it was an act of faith?
Turnbull’s problem, as far as the Liberals were concerned, is that he didn’t seem particularly interested in the question, but merely winning an election.
Joyce’s act is to portray himself as a rube who, through some stroke of luck, has popped up in the sophisticated Finance portfolio, but being the honest and simple guy he is, still can’t help saying what he really thinks.
It is the potential detachment of Abbott’s Liberals from big business interests that allows Turnbull a possible way back in.
That’s it for 2009.
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.
For the last decade, the Australian right has been living a lie.