Malcolm Turnbull's ambition is not in dispute nor are his leadership aspirations.
"It's too easy to blame Malcolm Turnbull, with his ego the size of Russia and his "look at me" grab bag of economic pronouncements. And then, there's his ambition — a political commodity that, when linked to Turnbull, has somehow become a pejorative.
Turnbull can smell blood: Nelson's today and Howard's previously. He would be stupid, which he is not, to be positioning himself any other way."
On the weekend this well-known William Bligh namesake stated he is quite comfortable with this and professes to be undisturbed by any hunt through his background for potential political dirt.
I wouldn't be so sure, Mal - I hear that your past casual domestic staff don't consider the wages you paid ensured a perpetual confidentiality agreement.
Mate, it's marvellous what staff can overhear.
Even if a knife is laced with the envy you are always decrying it will cut just the same.