No not Milan Kundera's early novel about communism in his home country of Czechoslovakia country but yesterday Tony Abbott after three years of poisonous politics and venomous character assassinations told us that he would respect everybody and expect the same. Who does he think he is kidding? Does he really believe that we have no memory and will wash the slate clean so that he can rape and pillage without a murmur? I don't think so.
Meanwhile it was interesting to hear Mark Latham interviewed today suggesting Mark Dreyfus as the new leader of the Parliamentary ALP. Not owned by anybody, honest, bright and capable, he is my choice as well. Now that Rudd has quit let us not have a business as usual choice of Shorten or Albanese but a complete break with the politics of yesterday.