Are the Libs running scared?
“It was the ultimate accolade, really. The instant Parliament sat yesterday the Howard Government got stuck into the new bloke. Simon Crean was Opposition leader for two years and the Government hardly ever said boo to or about him. The ineffectual Crean was John Howard’s security blanket.”

“from the moment the Speaker opened proceedings, some of the Government’s most senior ministers, with John Howard leading, were railing away at Latham as if the devil himself had suddenly appeared in their midst. And, of course, for them he had.” (SMH)