The Canberra Times has the non-news that Kate Carnell is not going to return to the toytown parliament and save the Canberra Liberals.
More interesting is that the business community is casting around for someone, anyone, who can be a messiah for the conservatives (they’re not much chop as Liberals under Bill Stefaniak). You can be a long time waiting for messiahs and gods tend to help those who help themselves, so you would think they’d be better off trying to build an effective team with what they have.
It’s a bit like the old question: “Did I start drinking because my wife left me? Or did my wife leave me because I started drinking?”
Are the Liberals fragmented because they’re performing badly? Or are they performing badly because they’re fragmented?
I suspect that if they did look a chance at forming Government they’d all be lined up and singing like choirboys for Big Bill.
Certainly if the people of the ACT want an interfering busybody looking to improve us, rather than represent us, we can do quite well with the devil we know.