Who is Mr. Flip Flop?

Howard, Latham, Costello: a comparative study. A version of this article was published in The Australian, 14/02/2004, "Latham's bright idea but Howard's still the boss"

Who is Mr. Flip Flop? Is it John Howard? Who yesterday snatched one of Mark Latham’s good ideas. Howard adjusted the parliamentary superannuation scheme to match national employer contribution standards. While Treasurer Peter Costello bemoaned the comparatively low renumeration of parliamentarians (against executives and chief public servants!), Howard took his proposal to his parliamentary caucus, debated it, discussed how he will implement it and announced legislation in one day.