Maybe bland is bet­ter

The Weekend Australian - Magazine - - Front Page -

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.

Ca­role Arora

Cairns, Qld

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

For­rest, ACT

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

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