There are no harmonious sounds issuing from the Liberal Party these days. They are a sad and sorry lot at present.
John Howard, through Tony Abbot, let us all know that the reason the Coalition lost the 2007 federal election was that Australia just wanted a change. Apparently that Saturday morning we all went to the wardrobe, didn't like what hung there and decided to go out and buy a new summer outfit.
Peter Costello is saying that the lack of new Coalition leadership led to its defeat and obviously wondering where to go from here.
Judith Troeth is blaming Costello's leadership ambitions for the party's electoral trouncing.
The Queensland Libs are now busily tearing the party apart ostensibly on state issues.
West Australian Libs are looking sideways at each other and pointing the finger.
While the accord between Brendan Nelson and Malcolm Turnbull apparently never really began.
"Malcolm Turnbull stormed into the new Liberal leader's parliamentary office within an hour of Thursday's leadership vote, tearing into Brendan Nelson over his "funereal speech" and urging him to toughen up."
The Australian today:
And their Nationals partner is quietly blaming Mark Vaile as well as the Liberal Party for its own poor showing at the ballot box.
Across the board many Coalition MPs are considering whether it is worth the effort to honour their contract with Australia and serve out full terms.
Despite a few brave words for public consumption it seems that a number of those in the Coalition team don't expect to regain federal government in 2010 or even 2013 for that matter.
It is beginning to look as though being the Opposition is not going to suit these former tall poppies.