Good. Strange that as recently as last week, he was vying for a front bench position… I never understood why so many libertarians liked the guy, but he may be better suited to state politics. Should Barry O’Farrell be nervous?
UPDATE: Link fixed (The Australian moved it’s location). The new headline, “Malcolm Turnbull quits politics after Abbott rebuff,” is an interesting take (emphasis mine):
FORMER Opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull has quit politics after Tony Abbott turned down his offer to return to the Coalition frontbench.
I find it amusing that the media continue to cast his request for a job on the frontbench as some sort of generous offer – and Abbott’s rejection as a rebuff – but it confirms that he’s quitting because he feels his political capital has been spent with the Federal Libs. As CL says over at Catallaxy, his sole political “success” was to ban the very symbol of the bright idea.