Malcolm Turnbull is looking and sounding almost as repellent as Kyle Sandiland & Jackie O.
He's even pulling what could be describe as the Sandy-land defense: er, gee, I didn't know, butter wouldn't melt in my mouth, I'm a great and lovable guy ... blah, blah, blah.
Whatever his employment fate may be (I'm betting a quiet redundancy from Treasury), I think we can all agree that Utegate was, for all intents and purposes, the outcome of what turned out to be Godwin Grech's total breakdown; the final manifestations of a man deeply depressed.
It's safe to suggest that Godwin behaved in an uncharacteristically irrational, even absurd, manner. Behavior that he is intelligent enough to have recognised fairly immediately as being, well, a little bit out on the edge.
Recall, if you will, his high-strung appearance in front of the Senate Committee. What we know now goes a long way to explaining that show stopping, nerve-racking performance.
So that's Godwin covered. His career, his life's work, is shot to hell and his mental health is precarious.
The best we can do is wish him well, hope he recovers and regains a life with some measure of fulfillment after Treasury.
But we're still left with the scoffing, dismissive, ugly visage of Malcolm Turnbull.
What was his excuse for his behaviour, his schenanigans?
None of it was appropriate coming from the leader of the opposition, or any senior politician.
None of it.
Any takers for the job of leader of the Liberals?
Didn't think so.
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Grech being properly looked after: Rudd