Maybe bland is better
Despite efforts of your journalist Greg Bearup to paint Deputy PM Michael McCormack as a colourless leader of the Nationals (“The dark horse”, Aug 18-19), out here in the day-to-day the relief of having someone so straight down the middle is palpable. The crude buffoon McCormack replaces is hopefully out of the picture so please give him a chance to display his innate modesty and grace in dealing with a difficult position – and an ability to play the entire parliamentary scene without narrow bias.
On reading your piece on Michael McCormack, the lines of Hughes Mearns’ poem came to mind: “Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there. He wasn’t there again today; I wish, I wish he’d go away.” A. Whiddett
Thank you for an interesting read on Michael McCormack. He may not be the most exciting leader but after recent events in Canberra that is a positive, not a negative. Mark Sanders Brisbane, Qld