Via the AFR’s official muckraker:
Is there genuinely no bow too long for our sibling mastheads TheSydney Morning Herald and The Age to draw in their advancement mission for former Liberal deputy Julie Bishop?
…Wait, apparently you can! As if six nauseating years of Peter Hartcher’s recurrent JBish hagiographies weren’t enough, the political editor – an indulged dinosaur of obsolete foreign affairs savoir-faire; a poor man’s Paul Kelly; Bob Carr without the abs – had his entire bureau (when it wasn’t out on strike) running her lines.
This is all besides the point. It would be a masterstroke were Shorten to appoint JBish to a prominent position. But it shouldn’t be Washington, at least not directly.
Send her to Beijing to underline Australia’s commitment to Washington.
In a flash Labor could dispel all kinds of partisanship, and fears it is in the pocket of the Chinese Communist Party.