I was wrong when I said that even the union factions wouldn’t be stupid enough to install Kev again! But they were stupid enough, and we watched it all unfold. The AWU’s Bill Shorten, (Big Bill Ludwig’s apprentice) held enough faction votes in his hot little hand to ensure Rudd got the nod.
If you want to know what’s happening in Canberra, get to know the Comcar drivers. In my time in the fishbowl I found they were the best source of intel, both juicy and substantial.
First she needs to accept her salad days of socialism are over, terminally banished to supersede Whitlam in shameful pages of school history books. Julia could readily choose a number of humane methods for her demise:
Any doubt as to where ‘The Age’ places itself in the political spectrum is lost in its blind and embittered editorial this morning: A tearful entreaty for Gillard to stand down so that Abbott may not take the reins of Government.
“Shorten left out of the Gillard loop”, screamed ‘The Australian’ this morning. “Hmmm”, I thought, “Gillard’s loop? What the hell would Shorten be doing in Gillard’s loop anyway?” He’s an ambitious little loner with a blue tie!
Is Julia’s heart breaking for the thousands drowned or is her neck breaking to discredit Abbott’s plans to stop the boats? The latter is the obvious but Julia will not be welcome in Indonesia and she may not even be PM.
I recall writing two years ago (regarding Gillard’s tenure in Office) that I will pour a glass of good red, roll a smoke and sit back and watch the mayhem, because Gillard will be impossible to get rid of...well, I’ve rolled another smoke, topped up my red and she is still here.
A Bill for a referendum on Constitutional recognition of councils could have passed had it not been for Abbott’s belated reticence. What was he thinking?
This site has consistently claimed that Kevin Rudd can never lead Labor again. Polls that show a Rudd return might give Labor a fighting chance are misleading and indicate only the extremity of the public’s distaste for Gillard.
Old associates of mine are departing a failing Fairfax in disgust. It is left with a skeleton staff of Left wing and Green rabble desperate to support Julia Gillard to the last.
The ABC is a rats’ nest of taxpayer-funded, dishonest socialists who fail to hold this disgraceful Prime Minister to account. It starts asking hard questions of this Government only once an outcome is imminent, in fear of Abbott reforming it or justifiably auctioning off its licence.