Finally, Costello has announced his political intentions, namely, that he doesn't have intentions anymore and he's quiting politics.
For about ten years there has been 'speculation' that he would take leadership of the Liberal Party. Endless speculation. Speculation, speculation, speculation, but never any actual event, and yet, for some reason, the speculation was in the newspapers every fucking week and it was SO BORING. I'm glad he's going just so I don't have to read the 'speculation' anymore.
I'm also glad he's going because he never did anything of worth. I've read the Costello Memoirs. He seems like a nice bloke, but he stood for nothing in particular aside from transparency of government accounts (which is a good thing) and, er, nothing else I could find... and I was looking real hard.
GST was his baby, and now I have to do a fucking BAS every fucking three months and it fucking shits me up the fucking wall.
Some politicians quit the game in shame, some quit it in glory. Costello quits the game in a blaze of failed aspirations and with only drab, colourless contributions to Australian history.
Mr. Costello: Thankyou for your honesty and your dedication to transparent accounting, but that's it.
You did nothing that will be remembered in 100 years time aside from being Howard's pissboy.