It seems wrong of the Prime Minister to have delivered power over the nation to Craig Thomson, but she may know what she’s doing.
The ignorant may think she could have put Wilkie’s legislation to the House unamended, lost the vote and said ‘we did what we could’ and ‘every Labor member voted for this bill’, and ‘we really did all we could’ and kept his friendship, and stayed in government; but she may know what she’s doing.
So it’s Craig’s call now. He has the casting vote. No doubt he will want his preselection back, and she will give it to him. And she may know what she’s doing. She may have a cunning plan.
But I need to be convinced.
A further thought came to my wife a few minutes ago. It was this. Is Slipper a sleeper? Will he go back to the Liberals now in return for a Ministry he could be in by March? Was this his plan all along?
Is this, at last, the Abbott Sting, when it looked like he’d lost the game entirely?
Is Slipper a sleeper?
And is Abbott really, really smart?
We will know, very soon.