The pantomime being played out in Canberra has only served to divert attention from the grim reality facing the economy and the absence of any cogent plan to restore the nation's finances.
Everyone loves the circus; the spectacle, the drama, the danger, the sheer exhilaration.
When the chips are down, when all seems lost, the tantalising prospect of escape, no matter how temporary, can be a wonderfully therapeutic experience.
Take our current predicament.
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