Former Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello, who teased the Australian public for months on end by not revealing whether he wanted to be the new leader of the Liberal Party, has demonstrated once again what a sore loser he is.
In an article in today’s The Age newspaper Costello has criticised the Leader of the Liberal Party’s plan for paid parental leave.
By doing this Costello has confirmed my view that he is gutless. He didn’t want to seek the leadership of the party after Prime Minister John Howard left. He was asked over and over again by the media and his party to make a stand. He played games with the Australian public and kept us guessing. And then he packed up his toys and skulked home. To write his memoirs…and act as a spoiler for his own party.
I find it reprehensible that from time to time he opens his mouth and snarls at what his party is doing. Just to prove that he’s still around and lurking in the background. There’s no dignity in that and we are very fortunate that he was too cowardly to offer himself as the new leader.
We have not heard the last of Costello who’s green with envy that Abbott had the courage to go for it. From time to time, Costello will reappear, break wind and leave a bad smell in the room. You can count on it.