Kevin Rudd had overturned more than 100 years of Labor tradition when he demanded the right to select his own ministry. He unwisely chose Julia Gillard as his deputy and, after the treacherous Shakespearean drama had unfolded, Gillard was left with the same luxury, but chose her ministry more carefully.
In a blistering display of negotiating skill our Prime Minister has succeeded in extracting zilch from across the Tasman.
For me it stirred old memories better forgotten.
There is only one person who could be excused for taking a performance enhancing substance, but she wouldn't own up to it anyway.
There will always be a gap and it will never be understood by the Welsh. The collective 'wisdom' of Canberra is the very reason a gap exists. Canberra (nganbira) means the hollow between a woman's breasts, or a meeting place between two hills (Mt Anslie and Black Mountain) but any analogy with that area of comfort ends right there.
Is there more trouble ahead for Julia Gillard? Imagine my surprise this morning to see foundation Emily Lister, Trish Crossin, on my list of "likes". So I clicked her site and was shocked to see Andrew Bolt also made "recommended" reading. What the hell is that all about? Is the far left of the ALP embracing the depths of conservative depravity?
(from a contributor so cannot attest to accuracy)
There was one way Julia Gillard could have neutralised Kevin Rudd.
"Diversity matters because we need many voices - as many as possible commenting on politics and interpreting politics and I think what we're seeing at the moment is too much concentration of voices, frankly", Michelle Grattan rued as she departed Fairfax yesterday.
Bill opened one eye, he looked out the window, there was a faint pinkish tinge in the sky to the east. He pulled the towel around himself and struggled to his feet wrenching the drapes closed but the entire valance fell to the floor.
So both Evans and Roxon informed Gillard of their decisions to quit 12 months ago? Really, is that what she said?
It's a common cry in Labor circles lately, and it's probably true... under union law, that is.
It's a Sheraton smorgasbord and I can't decide on what to devour for fear of leaving no room for something better. So I'll just pick at lots of little things.