Jonathan Green, stirring up the locals on ABC's The Drum:
To be reminded of Keating's boldness and certainty is to recall that we have lost more than his trademark arrogant pugnaciousness in the intervening decade. We've also lost political leadership, surrendering it to belligerent ignorance at high volume. You get the feeling that the modern politician, seeing that Keating talkback video would be schooled: "see that's the arrogance that cost him". And that's cost us.
I don't want to waste the energy, nor the words. What really gets me: we're not going to decide this time, we're just going to get what we're given.