For those wishing that the Hon. Peter Costello MP were still in parliament or would make a come back, consider this.
A test of a leader and the judgement of the leader is the people the leader surrounds himself with and the people the leader takes counsel from. Herewith a list of some of the stars Mr. Costello had “advising him”:
- Niki Saava
- Kelly O’Dwyer
- Mitch Fifield
- Phil Gaetjens (who was Costello’ COS and is now Scott Morrison’s COS)
Ken Henry was also appointed Secretary of the Treasury by Mr Costello.
Let’s not also forget the important role Mr Costello had in anointing Ms O’Dwyer as his successor in Higgins.
Aesop wrote that a man is known by the company he keeps.
Spartacus wrote that a politician is known by the advisers he maintains.
Clearly John Howard knew something.
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