Well, there is the matter of budgie smugglers in common, and the torso I suppose.
That Brer Abbott may indeed be The Ghost Who Walks was revealed today in The Australian. Speaking of Abbott’s book Battlelines, which may indeed sell more copies now, Stephen Matchett notes: “His main policy is to take us back to the 1950s, when everybody agreed with government spending money on welfare for the right sort of people: working couples with kids and their grandparents. But there is more ideology than opportunism in Battlelines, which sets out strategies Abbott learned in his spiritual home, the Democratic Labor Party…”
So it appears The Ghost Who Walks, rather than being Mister Walker, is in fact Bob Santamaria on steroids.
Or something like that.