Senator Eric Abez has excused his own and his leader's abysmal lack of judgment over the fake Ozcar email by suggesting that occasionally the opposition bowls a "no ball":
The Opposition does have to go in hard, does have to keep a government accountable and from time to time, given that we're playing the Ashes at the moment, when the Opposition runs in, every now and then they do bowl a no ball and that is unfortunate.The better sporting metaphor would have been an own goal as the pair certainly posted a major score for the Rudd government. If Malcolm won't resign, then Eric should fall on his stumps before he runs out his captain.
PM calls on Turnbull to resign over OzCar
The World Today ABC 5 August 2009