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Malcolm Turnbull on Q&A last night

Did you see last night’s episode?

Malcolm Turnbull became Leader of the Opposition in dramatic circumstances earlier this month when Brendan Nelson called a surprise leadership vote in an attempt to put an end to speculation about who should be the Liberal leader. Malcolm, having lost to Mr Nelson by three votes after last year’s election, won by four votes and has set his sights on becoming Prime Minister at the next election. Widely regarded as an all-round high achiever and the man most likely to achieve whatever he puts his mind to, Malcolm is currently on his fourth career – politics – after highly successful forays in journalism, the law and business…

Yes, he was impressive in style and presentation; he usually is. Yes, he is very very bright. Yes, he once smoked dope and even inhaled. Yes, thank God, he is not John Howard and he is not Brendan Nelson. Yes, Kevin Rudd needs to worry. Yes, the audience was predominantly young. That’s new.

But behind the scenes much is same old, same old…