The legal opinion was provided to the NSW division of the Liberal party and Mr (Sandy) Street SC is absolutely categoric in his advice that there would be a need for a by-election if Mr Newhouse is elected for the federal seat of Wentworth.
(Sandy Street, formerly Rocky Road QC, of Bedrock?)
The man with the job of selling their climate change policy thinks it's retarded. He's not alone:
Former New South Wales Liberal leader Peter Debnam has broken ranks with the Federal Coalition, saying the Kyoto protocol should have been ratified long ago.
The New South Wales Opposition energy spokesman has told an energy conference clean coal is an oxymoron and nuclear power is not a realistic option for Australia.
Bet he's thinking of another moron as he says it.
Back to the lawyers for a quick cover-up so the next phase of Workchoices stays under wraps.
Then it's off to slouch in the couch (was Peter's slouch deliberate, or a result of an excision of the backbone?) and try to tell everyone that you love each other. As if we couldn't tell already!
But don't relax too much, those funny country folk who share your bed have a habit of letting one go just as you're drifting off:
Barnaby Joyce has contradicted his party leader, deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile, by saying he would not try to block Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd's planned industrial relations changes in the Senate...
A nasty distraction for Vaile as he tries to pick up popular support for the idea that public bodies should participate in cover-ups to assist the Government of the day:
Mr Vaile suggested bureaucrats should be subject to tighter restrictions during the caretaker period of an election campaign.
Although given it documents highly improper misuse of public funds I guess none of us would be any happier in his shoes.
Scrambling. Dusting off old clothes, CVs, moderate dissenting policy positions. Quite gratifying to observe.
4 days out, I'm feeling slightly optimistic.