Days after announcing that he would not contest the next election, Peter Costello has possibly found himself a new job - offered by the Rudd government.
I imagine any sting felt from John Howard's narky, spiteful message last week will be liberally salved by Kev's mate-like offer, assuming it transpires into something concrete, which seems credibly likely.
A good pick too. Who better to run the Future Fund than the man who conceived and implemented the idea?
Meanwhile, Howard, even in retirement, continues to illustrate the truth that, as in the criminal world, so in politics, there are no friends, only associates.
Labor offers Costello job