Richierich on the Phillip Adam's blog ( the numbered points are mine)
"the Liberals must repudiate Howard and his 11 1/2 year debacle as PM of Australia, if they ever want to be taken seriously as a political force ever again. The Australian people have spoken and they have emphatically rejected this despicable political opportunist and his team of hacks. No one should feel sorry for anyone of them in the slightest.
1.They ruthlessly manipulated situations to suit they’re (sic) needs,
2. maligned opposing viewpoints and speakers,
3. stifled debate,
4. lied consistently and without remorse,
5. subverted the political process and
6. knee-capped the public service.
In terms of contribution to this society, the opposing ledger is blank. Confine them to the dustbin of history as they so rightfully deserve. Let us now move forward. Justice does come to those who can wait."
Each of these numbered threads deserves a chapter in Howard's political history not to mention a chapter on his racism and his burning of the Liberal party. The Nicholson cartoon says it all " So long suckers".