in The Liberal Party.
Erstwhile and temporary party leader and climate change alarmist Malcolm Turnbull is complaining because someone (probably one of his own staffers to cause trouble) leaked a letter from the party whip, in which Turnbull is chastised for missing five important votes in the house.
Channel Seven News is huffing in self importance having established that party leader Tony Abbott missed four of the same votes.
Well here's a little news for the dead shits from the media. A backbencher's prime job and that of minor shadow ministers is to be in the house when a division is called. That's what he's paid for. The Opposition Leader often is away on other business, as he should be.
If I was Abbot's speech writer I would have had him on TV tonight reminding the Australian voter that Turnbull was thrown out because the party needed a leader who was more than Rudd's right hand man or Gillard's gopher.
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