The perplexing ugliness of recent weeks gives leadership a bad name – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A country left out in the cold (ODT)

But the reality is, of course, that leadership coups have nothing to do with actual leadership.

The perplexing ugliness of the last few weeks — and indeed much of the past decade — concerns struggles for power rather than leadership. They have involved struggles for jobs that give the authority and power of a leader.

It says much for the derelict state of our politics that the focus is on how he learns to lead his own party, rather than the country.

via The perplexing ugliness of recent weeks gives leadership a bad name – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)