Based on content of much of this site, it would probably be a fair assumption that I spend a fair amount of time talking about politics with friends and family. For the most part, it would also be wrong. In fact, when I said I wanted to see what had happened in Wentworth, the person I said it too thought I was talking about the TV series of the same name for a moment.
But I did pay a bit of attention to the events of the Wentworth by-election and had a few observations to make.
Credit where credit is due. The newest version of Scott Morrison being presented to the public appears to be well-chosen. Perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise considering his carer in advertising, but ScoMo (or more appropriately ScumMo) has certainly been received favourably in many corners of the media and finds something of a happy medium (providing you can stomach inhumanity towards refugees and enslavement of the coal industry of course) just by having neither Turnbull’s patronising verbosity or Abbott’s oafish self-caricature- but that is a pretty low bar to judge success on.