If there is one consolation, it is the one that has been a constant -- her unpopularity has not made voters more inclined to approve of the man who has pursued her relentlessly.
Really? In the same newspaper on the same day, Gordon's colleague Katharine Murphy reveals:
Gillard had clawed back to level pegging on the Age/Nielsen ''preferred prime minister'' measure, but in today's poll Abbott has sprinted ahead again.The truth is that Murphy's version is correct, even if the rest of her column is devoted to detailing Tony Abbott's many difficulties and deficiencies.
After 150 years of publication, the Age grows more demented, decrepit and deluded by the day. The end cannot be far off.