Disappointing result last night. Still an exciting night though. Given the incredible consistency of the polls this year, the result wasn't that painful or, as I foreshadowed yesterday, unexpected. In the end, Kevin Rudd has played an absolute blinder this year, and has earnt the Prime Ministership. As they say, the Australian people, whatever their decision, always get it right. Anyway, I thought both of the speeches were very gracious and befitting of men who have reached the zenith in Australian politics.