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April 2, 2003

It increasingly looks like the case that all the state Liberal Parties will be spending most almost all the next years in the purgatory of opposition. As Hilary Bray puts it:

"The future of the Liberal Party is to see all their most talented members head for federal parliament, of forswear electoral service in favour of the higher salaries available in the private sector. State Liberal teams will become increasingly bereft of talent, and will win elections only by default, when the ALP totally stuffs up and there is no other credible alternative."

However, in the federal area its a different story. The impact of the war on the federal ALP continues. The cracks---between the anti and the pro-war groups --- can no longer be papered over. As always the cracks find expression in leadership turmoil and speculation. Its either Rudd or Beazley says Michelle Grattan meaning that Crean's goose is cooked and treachery's deft hand and smiling face is plainly visible.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 5:07 PM | | Comments (0)