It seems the bloody nose received by the Liberal Party on election night is acting like burley tossed into shark-infested waters.
Shadow-Treasurer Malcolm Turnbull's latest contribution to the violent feeding frenzy is to let it be known that he now disputes the legitimacy of the recent Liberal Party leadership vote.
Once extensive media coverage was achieved he then issued a hair-splitting denial. An unedifying spectacle.
If this internal wrangling continues Brendan Nelson's leadership might be over by mid-2008.
However it will take much longer for the general public to take this political party seriously after all the recent dummy spits.