Aussie politics has a somewhat Gilbertian flavour currently.
The latest example of comic opera courtesy of Madame Flutterby is her foray into election promise breaking via Gillard's Carbon Tax. This seems to have much similarity to Jim Bolger's fatal superannuation surcharge promise which saw him unceremoniously turfed out.
During the recent election campaign Gillard repeatedly shouted from the rooftops "There will be no carbon tax," knowing failure to so shout would deliver the election to Mr Abbott and the Libs.
Now, led along by the Killer Greens (always remember Kingslake and Queensland floods) she is to introduce such a tax.
Watch how a fortnight can do the damage.
And there are even some fools in the media here trying to talk up a return to Party leadership of that execrable warmenist Malcolm Turnbull.