The possible return of Rudd might sell a newspaper but Caucus ain't buying it and neither is anyone else who can recall just how bad he was, and still is. His degree of popularity is directly related to Gillard's degree of unpopularity.
Tony Abbott's determination that 20,000 Public Service jobs are to go is a gross underestimate and I suspect he knows that.
Christine Milne's decision to dump the toxic Gillard was one of self preservation and paradoxically Gillard is tickled pink.
"Bloody hell, Swannie, where are you?" yelled Julia from across the hallway. John McTernan walked into Julia's office, "The dopey prick is in Russia, can I help?"
Abbott now preferred PM? Women now prefer Abbott? Abbott up four points, Gillard down five? What the...?
Independent Senator Xenophon (relentless advocate for everything) sits in a Malaysian Immigration office madly snapping pics of himself, texting and phoning Australian media. Now he is on a plane out of there and about to lob in Melbourne. Mission accomplished.
If there was any doubt that Gillard's ploy of a September 14 election date was simply an attempt to forestall looming by-elections, there is certainly no doubt now.
Well said Bob K,...not long now..
Bob Kernohan said:
"Bill Shorten should hang his head in shame, but of course he won't, this bloke has no moral conscience."
For the first time in Australia's history we are now witnessing a sitting Prime Minister seeking re-election while under investigation by a major fraud squad. The Left of the Press still shows no interest.
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.