.....in listing a range of policies he wanted implemented on his way out the door, Mr Hockey included a sizeable stack of measures he has spent the past four years savagely and contemptuously opposing.
Backbencher Hockey was saying things Treasurer Hockey never would have. In doing so, he has lobbed a couple of modest handgrenades his colleagues will now be left to defuse.
Among them, Mr Hockey suddenly extolled the virtues of changes to negative gearing, means testing of private health insurance, reduction of tax concessions on superannuation funds, reshaping the GST, and even the NBN, which Mr Hockey now says was a terrific Labor idea......
I'm sick of partisan politics stuffing the Country around. Joe's example is just one of a litany of former Pollies who, once they've left, basically 'out' their Party as going against properly thought out and productive ideas purely on the basis it can be used as a political weapon.
I wish ALL legislation was passed by a secret vote. At least then we'd find out how many of them are out for the Country - instead of themselves.