Malcolm Turnbull on Q&A last night

26 Sep

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…


One response to “Malcolm Turnbull on Q&A last night

  1. Thomas

    September 26, 2008 at 10:55 am

    I saw it, and was both impressed and disappointed in him. I had never thought him arrogant until that interview. He was pretty rough with some questioners, and their pre-written questions, and bordered on offensive himself on occasion. However, he was also a funny man, especially when he was having a go at Costello.

    What he obviously lacks is the ability to compress his answers, and turn broad and complex statements into a couple of sentences. His explanation on why the Australian government should intervene in the mortgage market was too long, too dense, and I switched off with full intent of trying to hear him out. He might want to get some lessons from Rudd or Howard on that.

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