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Bob Brown has resigned

ABC story for confirmation

Uncharitable commentary* starting...


...now!


*changed for reasons of clarity - see comments
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Seems a lot nicer process than the Labor changeover.

He's spent so long building the party up, I only hope that he is resigning so that he can have some free time at last rather than because of any family or personal crisis!

Do we really have to be uncharitable?

I was talking about the media in general. Should have changed "comments" to "commentary", really.

Good, because if I must be uncharitable sans chocolate, the results could be dire. I'll leave it to the media.

I didn't realise he was already 67. It's a perfectly normal retirement age, and it's far enough from the next elections so that the party won't be as wrecked as it could have been.

I didn't realise he was already 67. It's a perfectly normal retirement age, and it's far enough from the next elections so that the party won't be as wrecked as it could have been.


That's pretty much how I feel. I don't think there's much more to it than him wanting to retire before the election cycle starts kicking in.

My mind is still struggling with how civilised the Greens were about the transition of power - I guess they didn't feel the need to leak to the media in order to prop up one faction or other. It's almost like they're grown-ups.

i suspect that there are personal issues behind it, given the current coverage, which has been very carefully neutral.

It's certainly possible.

The thought did cross my mind, especially as he was leaving the Senate as well, but I'm happier with Gillian's theory about an orderly, pre-election transfer of power. It would be nice if one Australian political party could pull it off.

Personal issues may simply be that he is 67, and wants to have some time to spend with his partner and do the things he enjoys. Not everything is a scandal.

i simply meant that perhaps he or his partner were sick, nothing scandalous. simple human stuff.

Yeah, that's what I thought you were referring to.

But it's not a leadership change without a scandal!

It didn't take long, did it? "Rargh dangerous lunatic blah blah communist growl growl economic destruction rargh rargh rargh..."

Milne's going to cop it worse. :/

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