New Liberals slogan: Not Kevin Rudd, but almost
We read this morning the latest Hail Mary throw from some people in the Coalition is to install Andrew Robb as the next Liberal leader.
At first the news was somewhat startling. After all, Mr Robb is not known for his high-profile, media savvy or charisma.
But then the brilliance of the plan dawned on The Punch. Think about it: “Rudd for PM”, “Robb for PM”. Who’d know the difference?
The dead straight grey hair. The glasses. The moon face. Ignore Andrew Robb’s chin dimple and the plan is a work of genius.
According to this morning’s Oz, some Liberals are considering a “Plan B”, with the wildly optimistic assumption a different leader would do “less badly” than Malcolm Turnbull.
Those Libs sure know how to look on the bright side. You’ve got to love this par in the Oz piece:
Mr Robb, Liberal Party director when John Howard was elected prime minister in 1996, may be seen as lacking charisma but is judged as being a “safe pair of hands” who may limit the “disaster” expected by Liberals at the election due late next year.
Way to talk it up fellas - Mr Robb would be mad not to launch a challenge to Turnbull after a pitch like that.
But neither Abbott nor Hockey could pull off a “Not Rudd, but almost” campaign. It works, just as Kevin “Not John Howard but almost” Rudd.
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