Now the election has come and gone with Tony off the front pages of the Murdoch media (thank God) and back in the monastery (this time the Federal Police Canberra Trainee Centre), the question is: ‘who will he appoint as our next GG?’
The first clue might be Tony’s appointment of his erstwhile Northern Beaches colleague, Bronwyn Bishop, to the speaker’s chair ‘to improve the dignity of Parliament’.
That leaves Sydney’s Cardinal Pell (Tony’s confessor), or how about ‘Jurassic’ Clive with two critical Senate seats? A GG appointment would solve a lot of potential Tony headaches if Clive bombs out of the Sunshine Coast seat of Fairfax.
My flutter is on Tony’s mentor, little Johnny H, for GG.
But for the inside story of all of this and more, we are just going to have to wait for Mungo’s or Margo’s new book: Not Happy III – Tony.
Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads