Google lists the heavy media reaction to the appointment of the former Nationals leader, Tim Fischer, as the Ambassador to the Holy See (now broken away from Ireland).
Aside from eerily mirroring last wednesday’s Hollowmen there are local implications.
By making the first political appointment to a Tory it clears the way for Labor hacks to follow without the conservatives hooting and hollering.
Just today the ABC is interpreting the ALP’s ad blitz as a sign of fear.
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Also Crikey’s rumours section has had repeated stories about Mr. Stanhope making ceaseless efforts to lobby for a diplomatic role for himself.
Will he be one of a coming slew of Labor diplomatic appointments?