Our Premier, Peter Beattie, announced his retirement today, effective Thursday. Love him or hate him, Queensland's media tart has made his mark on history.
He will be missed. Controversial, open, down to earth and with a grin like a split in a watermelon, Pete was never ignored. He made mistakes...don't we all, but he was honest enough to admit them and say sorry, he buggered up (and in those words).
We'll miss you, Pete. If nothing else, you gave us something to argue about around the lunch tables at work throughout Queensland. Good luck to you, it's been a good ride with the Labor Party.