I rather like Dennis Shanahan’s comment: “Tony Abbott has suddenly closed on Kevin Rudd as the preferred prime minister by saying almost nothing.”
And I have now read the famous Quarterly Essay on Rudd by David Marr.
I find the essay excellent, even if the psychologising may be open to question. Just as interesting are the comments by various people on Waleed Aly’s account of conservatism in the previous Quarterly Essay.
Mind you last week’s Q&A took a strange but hilarious turn!