Spies let me down.
I always think state elections are decided on state issues. The only federal implication, to my mind, from yesterday was going to be momentum for the Straight Talker if the Libs had won in SA. It would have dovetailed nicely into the current narrative. As it was, I got home in time to see some of Redmond's speech. The mystery to me was how she got so close- she looked and sounded shocking last night. That was the first time I'd had an opportunity to run my finely tuned political eye over her lol, and I was far from impressed.
Anyway, well done to Will Hodgman. From all reports, he will be Tasmania's next Premier. This will make it harder for Rudd to get his health package through at COAG. I think he'd like COAG to end in tears though, which would allow him to go the Election as Mr Fix-it.