So, on the evidence of the bulk of his first premiership , what kind of political animal are we dealing with?
There is a choice and, if he does not make it, ultimately it will wreck his premiership .
Finding a more robust role in the world is emerging as a hallmark of Koizumi's premiership .
Against the odds, however, he has enjoyed the most successful three months of his entire premiership .
Being sceptical about the polls is, of course, convenient at this phase of his premiership .
The last mission of his premiership will be finding policies to neutralise both.
He has had to swallow the remains of what was once a great strategic ambition of his premiership .
Wilson's first premiership
This must be the fastest rise to premiership of someone elected to the senate - just three days.
Reporters claim that he is desperately alone, at a turning point in his premiership .