The editor of Quadrant Online, which with our very own Speccie is one of the incredibly few solidly right-of-centre publications in this country, reminds me of something I said in print for them back in 2014. Just before the Victorian state Libs ambled towards a November electoral loss that year I wrote that the Victorian state Liberal party, ‘was given the chance by the pre-selection battle for the seat of Hawthorn to bring in new blood – the IPA’s John Roskam – but opted instead for John Pesutto, Premier Denis Napthine’s legal adviser and a consummate insider.
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