"Cynics may scoff, but those who know Abbott also know that his claim that he would not have done as Gillard did is genuine".

Err, anyone with a functioning brain would scoff. Remember that this is the same Abbott who welshed on the deal that the Speaker and Deputy Speaker could be paired once he saw that he wasn't going to carry the Independents, and who offered Wilkie a billion dollar bribe for his vote..
But we're fools if we sit back and stare at the ground
While the weasels and analysts sing
If we want our place in history, we can't let the frustration
Drive us to fashionable drinking again