|Assuming, as I hope, that Tony Abbott loses the next election and gets consigned to the dustbin of political history, what do people think of Scott Morrison, the shadow immigration minister from NSW as a possible future candidate to lead the Liberal Party?
I saw the guy on ABC's Q & A for the second time tonight and irrespective of what anybody thinks about the Liberal's asylum seeker policy I think his performance indicates a highly competant politician who is well across his brief. He also has age on his side (he's 41 years old), has 15 years of experience as a leader in industry bodies, is in a safe Liberal seat, comes from a modest conservative background (father a policeman and mother an office administraor) but got where he is through Sydney Boy's High(a selective public school) and is energetically involved in his community. He is probably a little more of the Christian conservative type than suits my taste but that plays well with a lot of Liberal voters and he comes across as pragmatic enough not to scare us heathans off (as does Abbott the Mad Monk). Apparently he also couldn't get on with Fran Bailey when she was his minister while he was working for Tourism Australia, which is a postive for him because from what I have heard people in her department considered her to be a completly unreasonable biatch.