Fortunes rise, fortunes fall – all in the blink of an eye. Is this Australia’s first double dissolution – given there is now a legal case foo it? I don’t think it will be. Particularly since this is a climate where preference for Labour to lead the country is 53%. However it is certainly a humbling development for Tony Abbot and Joe Hockey. They must surely now realise what we all ultimately do. Power is a myth. One never worth believing in.