Thatâ€™s no surprise and was exclusively revealed to the Financial Review today in a the kind of front-page that must puzzle their readers keen to find out whatâ€™s going on in Europe or with the federal governmentâ€™s latest new tax.
Fraser, possibly the worst Prime Minister conservative politics has produced in Australia, quit the party last year although that seemed a little confused too as he was also expressing anger about the Liberals use of red arrows in a campaign ad. Something they did quite recently.
We wonâ€™t rehash the Financial Review story about when he left, why he thought his party failed him for being too right-wing or his history of uninspired mediocrity as Prime Minister or even the dubious circumstances of his elevation to that office which did so much to make him a cautious do-nothing leader.
But one paragraph of the story caught our eye:
â€œHowever in a continued link with his Victorian party division, Mr Fraser has told Victorian Liberal leader Ted Baillieu he will â€˜do anything he can to support himâ€™ in the election campaign ahead of the November state poll, according to friends of Mr Fraser. But it is understood that Mr Fraser cannot come to terms with the current policies and attitudes of the federal Liberal party and the way it conducts its affairs.â€
Many Liberals will have reason to ponder what is it about Ted Baillieu that appeals to someone who has clearly moved so far to the left.
In recent times, Fraser has written to members of the left-wing ginger group Get Up! spruiking the unilateral withdrawal of Australian forces from Iraq.
He opposed the liberation of Iraq in the first place.
And strongly opposed George W Bush, arguing he abused power.
He also opposed laws to keep us safe from terrorism.
And campaigned for the release of convicted terror supporter David Hicks.
He described the Australian and US governments of acting like tyrannical regimes.
Back while Prime Minister he worked to install Robert Mugabe, a real tyrant, to rule Zimbabwe, forcing out a far more moderate black leader Abel Muzorewa.
As PM, he refused his then Treasurer John Howardâ€™s push to cut taxes and spending and restrain the out-of-control budget deficit. He stridently opposed privatisation, leaving that heavy lifting to the Hawke, Keating and Howard governments that followed. He opposed deregulation, sunk plans to float the dollar and maintained big taxpayer subsidies to big wealthy farm land-owners like himself.
He has recently lashed the Victorian division of the party â€“ to which he professes loyalty â€“ as being in the grip of ideological conservatives.
He believes the CIA or Mossad rather than a greedy prostitute he may have been entertained by drugged him and stole his trousers while visiting the United States.
It really is a worry to reflect on why it is that Victorian Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu appeals to him.