Besides, Turnbull isn't savvy enough to be a White Ant- he's just being a petulant douche who knows he's run his race. The real white ant job was done by the NSW Right AGAINST Turnbull. As a political manoeuvre, the Right's campaign against Turnbull was a thing of beauty.
Luckily, they brought this new fangled invention called the "teleo-phone". They also blessed us with this big white thing called a "Qantas". This Qantas thing can take us back into civilisation on a Friday, and get us back to this godforsaken hellhole by Sunday.
But the goss I heard last weekend from my dirty Libby insider friends was nice and juicy.
Apparently, the moderates inside the Libs are getting really worried. No one really believes that the Mad Monk has a real shot of winning this year, but the moderates need Abbott to get totally destroyed in order to marginalise the Right and drive the party's agenda for a while. The moderates figured that Abbott would quickly implode (because Abbott is, well, Abbott), so they put on this "unity" facade and (through gritted teeth) showered Abbott with public support.
After seeing Abbott score a few nice hits against Rudd, the moderates are concerned that he'll put in a good show come election time. Not enough to win government, of course, but enough to keep the party under the direction of the NSW Right. So the current mail is that the moderates are going to change tack and try to fire a few torpedoes at Abbott, just to help things along.
The sign will be if you start seeing Hockey's face around a bit more. He's been basically invisible since Turnbull got rolled, and he's (obviously) the moderates' darling and the guy most likely to be their frontman after the election. If he starts putting himself out there (with his support-but-not-really-support act) then you'll know that internal war has broken out.