In a move that has hit me hard, Senator John Faulkner, the current Minister for Defence, lefty and dancin’ fool, has announced he will move to the backbench after the Federal election.
Coming after Lindsey Tanner announced that he will not re-contest his seat of Melbourne*; this removes two of Labor’s finest thinkers from any possible Cabinet line-up.
I can only hope that Comrade Faulkner will return to play a leading role in any future Gillard Government.
* Which the Greens will not win**.
** So there. Nyerr.