Quick question for the national media: why was it not until after the election that you applied real pressure to the Liberals to have their platform costed by treasury? I know you were busy beating up without checking inaccurate stories – and outright lies – in order to harm Labor – but surely some of the effort you put into the “leak” diversion could’ve been allocated to the “dodgily avoiding costing” story. You know, the one which directly impacts on either the Liberals’ ability to deliver their promises, or the country’s bottom line over the next three years.
If I’d been tricked into voted for the Liberals, I’d be feeling pretty betrayed about now.
(Hat tip @mjcp, @MichaelTurtle, and @LeslieCannold for “budget smugglers”.)