Sitting in my Parliamentary Office nearly two weeks after the 2010 Election, the Australian people are still somewhat uncertain as to who will lead them over the coming three years. As you’ll read in this book, I make that observation with a sense of pride rather than with concern. Australia’s Democracy is like Jimmy Barnes: it can abuse itself endlessly and still rock at the end of the day. Whatever the final composition of the Government, I’m confident the job of leading the country will be undertaken with the respect and passion it deserves. That said, an Abbott Government would be an unmitigated bloody disaster that would entrench stupidity, animosity and 56K dialup internet for the next decade.