Not just a walk over, not just a land slide, not just a crushing defeat but a veritable extermination of Labour.
Even that fearless forecaster Adolf never imagined Labor would tumble from 51 seats to a paltry 7.
Better still, the Greens vote slumped from 8.4% to 7.6% and they couldn't win a seat.
Apparently seven seats is not enough in Queensland to qualify for party status so Labor misses out on parliamentary funding, offices, staff etc.
The similarities between Queensland and the federal scene are interesting.
- Labour had been hanging around too long
- The female premiere made some big election promises which she promptly broke.
- Labor mounted a dirty personal attack campaign on their opponent and his family.
- The opposition leader was a straight talking, competent and likeable fellow.
Unfortunately for Gillard, as the economy continues to sag and the threat of Chinese collapse looms, the only arrow federal Labor has left in it's quiver is the personal attack on Tony Abbott.