Not sure if it’s the politicians themselves, their ‘advisors’ or a combined effort which leaves the bad aftertaste. Abbott may well have believed that MH 370 would be a happy paddle through a shallow, publicity rich, image building puddle. Well, look before you leap is not a bad maxim, he is now in a deep, dark pit surrounded by unseen, voracious dangerous beasts. Can his support crew dig him out – high drama indeed. Before we watch the last scene and discover if it is to be a happy ending or a tear jerker; we need to work out how our hero landed in so perilous a state. Herewith my idle speculative twiddle:- @ Aunty Pru.