With an October election looking more likely by the minute, Kevin Rudd plans to emasculate the people who handed him the Prime Ministership.
It was under Kevin Rudd’s instruction that Peter Garrett implemented the ill-conceived pink batts scheme. When Garrett tried to explain an impending disaster, Rudd gave him short shrift and told him to, “Just get on with it”.
There is a raft of reasons why Kevin Rudd will lead Labor to a similar defeat as would have Julia Gillard, it’s just that the pro Labor political pundits haven’t thought it through yet.
Rudd wanted SBY to tell him Australia was defenceless against the will of Indonesia and its people smugglers. He wanted to be told our defence forces should not attempt to defend our borders. He got what he wanted and at the cost of a simple rebuff to Abbott.
I can never forget Nelson Mandela leaving Victor Verster Prison after seven years’ incarceration on the mainland. He had also endured 20 years on the infamous Robben Island as part of a life sentence. He strode tall, proud and undaunted, waving to a small crowd with his wife, Winnie.
It’s all flooding back now and I recall why replacing him with Gillard seemed such a good idea at the time. To put it as diplomatically as possible; Rudd is the same old obnoxious wanker!
Malcolm Fraser was the Malcolm Turnbull of the old Libs but even Turnbull must have smacked his forehead after reading ex-PM Malcolm Fraser was campaigning for the Greens.
The mass exodus from Labor’s front and back benches indicates the extent of the white-hot hatred for their Kevin, but it’s any port in a storm for Labor. Kev cannot not save the ship but fewer seats will be lost at sea.
The mastermind of our broken borders, one K. Rudd, is not the most diplomatic of diplomats, yet on Thursday he will take Julia’s VIP jet to Indonesia in an attempt fix a problem that is, to him, no more than an electoral liability.