Dear, dear Dr Nelson. How does he keep going? Tonight he will be attending a dinner at which everyone will be celebrating the - increasingly shiny - golden boy Peter Costello. Tony Abbott has just publicly declared that Costello should be their leader. And dear Brendon Nelson manages to say about the dinner tonight: "we are going to celebrate the public life and recognise it, so far, of Peter Costello... It's going to be a great night."
That the Labor Party appears to be somewhat maturely calling Costello a smiling jelly assassin (or something) may help a little over dessert... but not much.