Spare a thought for die-hard Liberal Party supporters this morning dear readers, as they wake up to the headline “Murdoch endorses Rudd as PM”. Can you imagine just how much that will upset them? As you drink your coffee, think of poor Janet Albretchtsen, having to work out another column on why a victory for Kevin Rudd will be a victory for John Howard. While you happily go about your Sunday, old Denis Shanahan will be sweating up more meaningless media stories that haven’t yet hit the opinion polls. You may be having care-free catch-ups with friends, but Gerard Henderson will be busy googling up the ways that Kevin Rudd has proved John Pilger wrong, really. As you pick up that novel, know that poor Greg Sheridan will be looking giddily at months of columns about India. Before you settle into an afternoon nap, pause a second over the likelihood that Tim Blair will be confined to amusing himself about Shiek Whatsisname for the rest of his life. Compassion, dear readers, spare some compassion for the unfortunates among us as you go about your day off. Thankfully, Liberal supporters will be comforted by Honest John’s assurances that, despite the rumours, he’s not quitting, never ever. That’s a core promise.
Update: The ‘sphere’s favourite fake turkey fondler, Tim Blair, seems to have become so discombobulated that he now thinks all “die-hard Liberal Party supporters” work for News Ltd. Pop over to poor old Tim’s place to feel the pain.