Two days on from the big national organism, and the post-electoral tristesse still hasn’t worn off. But what’s a boy to blog about, now that the unmissed, unregretted Howard era is over? It’s not just John Howard I won’t be missing – there’s a long list of cabinet ministers who are beyond missing – Phil Ruddock, Kevin Andrews, Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott for starters.
Still, I’m in no hurry to find a new direction for my writing and commentary in the post-Howard era. Not so Glenn Milne, who’s devoted today’s column to kissing up to Kevin Rudd (and the next leader of the Federal Opposition) by sinking the boot into our thoroughly down and out ex-Prime Minister. Some entertainment to be had there, I guess, as the opinionators and editors of the ex-Government Gazette desperately ingratiate themselves with the new regime.