He must therefore be something of an expert on economics, and well able to deliver a wonderful and insightful column on the failings of Kevin Rudd. See Rudd on a dangerous, ill-informed crusade if you have the intestinal fortitude.
Frankly I can't stand to write anything much about his seething abuse, since presumably it comes from him being short or envious of the Ruddster. There's nothing like a plucked rooster put out to pasture to produce a fearsome crowing at the rising of the sun.
Let no one mistake me for a Rudd apologist, but having to put up with the likes of Costa and Latham coming out of the woodwork as instant experts ... spare me.
Let's just take one line from Mr. Costa's insightful demolition of the Ruddster essay. "There is nothing more abhorrent for most neo-liberals than activist foreign policy". Say what? So Iraq never happened, Afghanistan was but a dream, the talk of nuking Iran back into the stone ages just a jolly jape amongst chums? Oh wait, that wasn't neo liberal activists. That was George W. Bush, just a simple conservative Republican from Texas and his honest shotgun shooting deputy sheriff Dick Cheney.
Go back to privatising power stations Mr Costa. As for the rest of us, can we get back to our lives and just shuffle along quietly (since rail is helpless and the buses a torture trial designed to turn us into Quasimodos), living as we do in a state where nothing works and your party, with you a key man at the helm, ran it into the ground.
Move along people, there's nothing of interest or insight here.