Colleagues and scholars from coast to coast, across Bass Strait and all the ships at sea.
Dateline: Australia, Federal Politics, February 2015.
The Prime Minister has used the following phrases repeatedly and quite forcefully, even aggressively, in the last few days:
1. "the benefit of the doubt"
2. "taken for mugs"
3. "lost confidence"
Three phrases that accurately describe the public's chronological view of him since the 2013 election:
When we elected you we gave you "the benefit of the doubt" but soon we found we were "taken for mugs" and now we have "lost confidence" in you.
Rather extraordinary coincidence?