L is for Liberal, but clearly not for loyalty
Can you believe we’re back here again on the Liberal leadership? Joe Hockey said two things almost in the same breath on live radio today - he had been approached about the leadership, but supported Malcolm Turnbull.
Samantha Maiden at The Australian reports the shadow Treasurer said he remained loyal to Turnbull, but admitted he’s had discussions about the leadership. There was this:
I am not going to lie and pretend something hasn’t happened.
And then this:
... my absolute committed loyalty is to Malcolm and the leadership. It’s an incredibly tough job being Leader of the Opposition, but you know what he’s giving it his best shot and I totally support him in that.
What, is he supposed to get points for honesty?
Saying publicly he has been approached will only embolden anyone in the Liberal partyroom who’s jack of Turnbull and looking for an alternative.
Where is this all going to end up for the Liberal Party? Make your wild predictions (let’s face it, the way things are at the moment, nothing’s impossible) in the comments.
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