Baillieu straw poll
Another narrow election. There's a pattern of real democratic outcomes breaking out all over. This time it's the conservative side that has the narrow victory, but I'm not partisan about this. The increase in Greens votes and the general trends to swing over issues and performance are healthy.
But what of the man of the hour? I looked him up, DIB style, and found he was already renowned as a teetotaler. The list is long enough and varied enough not to expect that he's been included to boost numbers.
I don't think Brumby was brilliant and I'm more concerned for Labor to stay in at the federal level.