Turnbull leaks to Philip Coorey "I saved Tony Abbott's skin, he was in danger of losing his seat, I saved it".
Malcolm Turnbull rides in on his white charger to save poor helpless Tony Abbott in distress and danger of losing his seat?????
Oh, it's Philip Coorey. Frame that one Mal - get Stutch to save you a copy.
For the rest of us - relax, it's horseshit.
Tony won his seat 61% to 38% two candidate preferred.
And on first preferences, the appearance of James Mathieson did garner a few votes - but with more than 50% of the first preferences it's hard to see that Tony was in real danger.
And it's impossible to imagine that Tony Abbott was in any sort of position where it was only the genius and deft hand of Chairman Mal that retained the seat.
What a load of horseshit.